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Greig v Commissioner of Taxation  FCA 1084 (Greig) reiterates the uncertainty in respect of the revenue and capital dichotomy and draws on well-known case law principles.
Taxation of cryptocurrency continues to gain substantial attention in the media. Our thoughts on the implications of having a commercial nature when acquiring and selling cryptocurrency and the general uncertainty around taxation of cryptocurrency were recently shared in Forbes.
A recent ATO post on its social media channels may signal the Commissioner of Taxation’s focus on the GST obligations of taxpayers involved in the development of property for sale at a profit and whether they are required to register for GST.
In an every day more globalised world, trade, technology and the ease in which individuals move around the globe have created considerable opportunities for Australian individuals and foreigners who have decided to establish themselves in Australia.
The application of the small business capital gains tax (CGT) concessions in Division 152 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 (CGT Concessions) is an area of interest for the Australian Taxation Office (ATO).
On 9 July 2018, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) recently released the Draft Property and Construction Website Guidance (the Guidelines) providing guidance in relation to the ATO position on property development and whether relevant property is held by the taxpayer on capital or revenue account.
The Federal Commissioner of Taxation (Commissioner) recently updated his guidelines on cryptocurrency and for the first time addressed the taxation of cryptocurrency acquired as the result of a chain split.
The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) recently released Taxation Determination TD 2018/13 (TD 2018/13) confirming its view that the (often overlooked) interposed entity provisions in section 109T of Division 7A of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 can apply to ordinary commercial transactions.
The changes to the Wine Equalisation Tax (WET) rebate eligibility criteria and cap reduction started applying from 1 July 2018.
On 11 July 2018, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) released Draft Taxation Determination TD 2018/D3 (TD 2018/D3) that contains the ATO’s “preliminary view” on the long-debated issue of trust splitting.
Australian businesses are struggling with contemporary privacy and data protection laws. Many still don’t appreciate (or are choosing to ignore) how Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (which took effect on 25 May) may affect them.