NSW Court of Appeal delivers welcome clarity on the definition of a ‘declaration of trust’ for stamp duty purposes.
Massive data breach leads the High Court to consider novel arguments on legal professional privilege in Glencore decision. By TALITHA FISHBURN.
Determining whether a landowner is a ‘foreign person’ can be complicated, State duty and surcharge outcomes can be surprising. By KEN LORD.
Death is not necessarily tax-free. Always consult with clients’ accountants and financial planners when making their will. By JIM MAIN.
Every transaction involving a company has potential tax issues. Landholder duty remains an issue under the Duties Act 1997 (NSW). By JIM MAIN.
CGT exempt is different from income tax exempt and all not asset transfers are exempt on a marriage breakdown. By JIM MAIN.
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….
What applies to GST does not necessarily apply to CGT. By JIM MAIN.
Incorporating through an offshore haven is straightforward and relatively expensive. By BEN SEWELL.
Every succession plan has tax implications. Ensure your client gets good tax advice elsewhere if you can’t give it. By JIM MAIN.
There are multiple different GST scenarios requiring separate analysis. According to Jim Main, taxpayers must be careful when using the margin scheme and the going concern exemption….