Deceased estates duty concession: a new Revenue NSW ruling

A practical guide to the new Revenue Ruling DUT 046 on the deceased estates duty concession.

Company distributions: hidden tax stings await the uninitiated

The importance of seeking tax advice on company distributions.

Why your initial choice of entity is so important

As your initial choice of entity has long-term consequences, it’s important to give it careful consideration. By JIM MAIN

Foreign trusts and duty – it’s just not cricket

Careful attention required with foreign trusts and duty. By AMANDA TULLY

Advising on the purchase of land? Beware the sting of GST withholding

Beware the sting of GST withholding when advising the purchase of land. By JIM MAIN

Buying or selling: beware the sting of GST

Presume the sale of a new house to be subject to GST unless established otherwise. Always think GST when buying or selling. By JIM MAIN.

Succession planning: why communication between lawyers & accountants is crucial

Succession law and planning is complex. With state and Federal revenue laws often in conflict, lawyers and accountants need to work together.  By JIM MAIN.

The latest from the High Court: October 2018

Reporting and analysis of the High Court’s most recent notable decisions. By ANDREW YUILE.

Taxation: the tricky business of amending trust deeds

Amending a trust deed is a tricky business. Tax must always be taken into account, and NSW duty must also be considered. By JIM MAIN.

Costly mistakes in using deceased estates exemptions from duty

Care needs to be taken when beneficiaries to an estate propose to enter into a deed of family arrangement to prevent duty being triggered unintentionally….