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The High Court has granted special leave to appeal a decision that held that a liquidator is not required to retain funds from the proceeds of sale of an asset to pay tax before an assessment is issued.
This briefing sets out some high level issues to consider on a global M&A deal where the target is an Australian company or business or where downstream Australian subsidiaries are involved.
In this article, partner Karen Payne and senior associate Vasuki Sivaloganathan of Minter Ellison outline some important tax-related tasks for your business this year.
A common misconception for higher-education institutions is that tax is not an issue because they are charitable not-for-profits and therefore tax exempt.
Developing a multilateral instrument to modify bilateral tax treaties: OECD issues its paper on BEPS Action 15
Minter Ellison considers the main issues and options for taxation reform raised in the OECD’s new paper.
Minter Ellison outlines the hybrid recommendations made by the OECD, discusses their implications and provides some comment and insight.
Preventing the granting of treaty benefits in inappropriate circumstances: OECD issues final paper on BEPS Action 6
In this alert, Minter Ellison considers the main issues and options for taxation reform raised in the OECD paper.
On 16 September 2014, the OECD issued its report titled ‘Countering Harmful Tax Practices More Effectively, Taking into Account Transparency and Substance’.
On 16 September 2014, the OECD issued Addressing the Tax Challenges of the Digital Economy. This article considers the main issues and options for taxation reform.
The BEPS Action Plan sets out 15 actions and further work required to counteract the methods of base erosion and profit shifting used by multinational companies.
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.