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After launching the Shanghai pilot free-trade zone nine months ago, the Shanghai government has released the 2014 Negative List.
This article describes in general terms when such Australian tax could arise and, if an assessment does arise to a foreign investor, how to deal with it.
The deadline for employers to report share-based awards is approaching. The ATO is increasing its focus on ESS reporting compliance so employers should be aware of some of the traps.
Full Federal Court confirms a ‘public benevolent institution’ does not need to provide direct relief
A ‘public benevolent institution’ is a subtype of charitable body. Endorsement by the Australian Taxation Office is required before an entity can be one.
Changes to the NSW stamp-duty regime are expected following the introduction of the State Revenue Legislation Further Amendment Bill 2014 into Parliament.
The State Revenue Legislation Further Amendment Bill 2014 proposes to insert new provisions into the Duties Act 1997 (NSW).
Keeping track of the rapid and inter-related changes and developments in the BEPS Action Plan can be a real challenge for business.
The Australian government released its 2014–15 Budget on 13 May. Karen Payne and Adrian Varrasso highlight a number of issues that will affect corporate Australia.
In July 2013, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) released the Action Plan on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting.
Australia has entered into an agreement with the US to improve international tax compliance and implement the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act.
On 24 March, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development issued BEPS Action 1: Address the Tax Challenges of the Digital Economy.
A Federal Court decision made the headlines recently, raising concerns as to how student accommodation should be treated for GST purposes.
Proposed changes to the ‘in Australia’ condition for tax concessions — what do they mean for the higher education sector?
The federal government has proposed changes that will alter the requirements placed on higher education bodies, potentially affecting their tax status.
Minter Ellison has created a quarterly update to discuss the tax issues that you may wish to raise with your board during each reporting period, starting with Q3.
We welcome the Financial System Inquiry (FSI) and the opportunity to offer detailed insights and recommendations to the inquiry via this written submission.
The Full Federal Court has issued its judgment in Commissioner of Taxation v Resource Capital Fund III LP  FCAFC 37, overturning the Federal Court’s judgment.
The Tax Agent Services Act 2009 has been amended, heralding significant changes to the way financial planners are regulated.
The proposed Exploration Development Incentive is intended to provide an incentive for investment in junior mineral exploration companies.
This alert summarises the draft legislation and the key issues for affected entities.
Justice Logan of the Federal Court has handed down the much anticipated decision in Australian Building Systems Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Taxation.