The Payroll Tax Clampdown Against the Healthcare Industry Continues: the Optical Superstore Case

The Payroll Tax Clampdown Against the Healthcare Industry Continues: the Optical Superstore Case

The Victorian Supreme Court’s decision in favour of the taxpayer has been overturned by the Victorian Court of Appeal. We have previously discussed the Victorian Supreme Court decision.

Sladen Snippet – the super guarantee amnesty is back – maybe?

Sladen Snippet – the super guarantee amnesty is back – maybe?

The government’s previously announced amnesty for unpaid superannuation guarantee payments, which lapsed will the calling of the previous election, has been reintroduced into parliament in the  in the Treasury Laws Amendment (Recovering Unpaid Superannuation) Bill 2019.

Tax disputes: Part 4 - mitigation of interest and penalties

Tax disputes: Part 4 - mitigation of interest and penalties

When involved in a dispute with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO), dealing with the interest and penalties that may be imposed by the ATO in relation to a tax liability by seeking remission of those amounts, objecting, or having a reasonably arguable position opinion can be an important part of any dispute resolution strategy.

The new ‘economic entitlement’ provisions in Victoria

The new ‘economic entitlement’ provisions in Victoria

The ‘economic entitlement’ provisions are unique in Victoria. Pursuant to the amendments to the legislation as part of the Victorian 2019/20 budget, from 19 June 2019 these provisions now apply to impose duty where an economic entitlement is acquired in relation to Victorian land and any Victorian landholding entity.

Sladen Legal launches interactive, tailored professional development tool, Sladen Learning.

Sladen Legal launches interactive, tailored professional development tool, Sladen Learning.

Sladen Legal have launched Sladen Learning, an online professional development platform delivering interactive, specialist courses to professionals Australia wide. Developed by the team of lawyers at Sladen Legal, Sladen Learning combines information, resources and activities to deliver engaging and educational short courses. 

Bernie O’Sullivan Lawyers to join Sladen Legal

Bernie O’Sullivan Lawyers to join Sladen Legal

We’re delighted to announce that Bernie O’Sullivan Lawyers will be joining Sladen Legal, effective 1 October 2019. Coming together under the Sladen Legal brand this development will add depth and expertise to our already impressive team of Estate Planning, Tax, Business, Superannuation, Trusts and Dispute Resolution lawyers.

Part 4: Tax consequences for non-resident beneficiaries of deceased estates

Part 4: Tax consequences for non-resident beneficiaries of deceased estates

Our international tax series considers tax issues for non-resident beneficiaries of Australian trusts and Australian beneficiaries of non-resident trusts. The series considers the tax residency rules and income tax and capital gains tax (CGT) consequences for beneficiaries and trusts alike.

Sladen Snippet - Sunsetting PAF Guidelines to be remade

Sladen Snippet - Sunsetting PAF Guidelines to be remade

Treasury has released exposure draft Taxation Administration (Private Ancillary Fund) Guidelines 2019 (2019 Guidelines), in anticipation of the sunsetting of Private Ancillary Fund Guidelines 2009, which is scheduled to occur on 1 October 2019.  

Tax Disputes: Part 3 - Settlements

Tax Disputes: Part 3 - Settlements

When involved in a dispute with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO), the possibility of resolving that dispute by way of settlement should always be carefully considered including what approach should be taken in negotiating with the ATO to get the best outcome for taxpayers.

Lost but not forgotten? The ATO’s position on Lost and Stolen Cryptocurrency

Lost but not forgotten? The ATO’s position on Lost and Stolen Cryptocurrency

The anonymity central to the very nature of cryptocurrency means that if access details are misplaced, they are often lost forever. Despite the continual development of new online wallets and marketplaces to acquire, store and transmit cryptocurrency, the potential for theft of cryptocurrency remains.

Sladen Snippet - Victorian Budget 2019/20 – Royal Assent is received

Sladen Snippet - Victorian Budget 2019/20 – Royal Assent is received

The State Taxation Acts Amendment Bill 2019 (Vic) has received royal assent on 18 June 2019. Following this, the measures outlined below will take effect from 19 June 2019

Sladen Snippet - Victorian Budget 2019/20 – Corporate reconstructions and consolidations are no longer fully exempt and instead will receive a duty concession

Sladen Snippet - Victorian Budget 2019/20 – Corporate reconstructions and consolidations are no longer fully exempt and instead will receive a duty concession

As set out in the recent controversial Victorian Budget article, the State Taxation Acts Amendment Bill 2019 (Vic) contains amendments to the corporate reconstruction exemption.

Sladen Snippet - Victorian Budget 2019/20 – Increase of foreign duty and land tax surcharges

Sladen Snippet - Victorian Budget 2019/20 – Increase of foreign duty and land tax surcharges

As set out in the recent controversial Victorian Budget, the State Taxation Acts Amendment Bill 2019 (Vic) contains amendments directly impacting any foreign persons or entities holding Victorian properties.

Is this the death of property development agreements? – The new Victorian economic entitlement provisions

Is this the death of property development agreements? – The new Victorian economic entitlement provisions

The 2019 Victorian budget contained a sleeper in the form of the amendments to the Victorian economic entitlement provisions.