This is the first in a six-part series of articles on strategies that can be employed in a tax dispute with the ATO.
Tax disputes can be costly, time consuming, and stressful, even if the taxpayer is ultimately successful. When approached by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO), we will always advise clients to engage with the ATO to either resolve or narrow the issues in dispute as quickly as possible.
The looming federal election provides those of you managing or involved in a charity with a useful opportunity to consider the types of activities that can be undertaken without engaging in a “disqualifying purpose” under the Charities Act 2013 (Cth) (Act).
The parliamentary committee charged with assessing the franchising industry released its scathing report on 14 March 2019 (report), which identified a “systematic exploitation of some franchisees by a subset of franchisors”.
Many homeowners are currently feeling the sting of the bearish turn the property market has taken, and the Victorian State Revenue Office (SRO) are rubbing salt in the wounds as they issue significantly increased land tax assessments.
Marriage can be a beautiful bond between two people. A promise between the two to join their lives. Their souls….
…and all of their tax debts!
On 6 February 2019, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) withdrew Interpretative Decision 2003/589 (decision) which provided that a company can forgive a debt owed by a natural person for reasons of “natural love and affection” without consequence.
The closing date of the Australian Government’s consultation process regarding the making of an initial coin offering (ICO) provides us with an opportunity to take a breath and review the current regulatory state of the crypto world, in preparation for the regulations that may be on the horizon.