Tax Law – Tax Shortfall Penalties, What Constitutes Voluntary Disclosure , Tax Shortfall Penalties & Concessional Treatment Penalty & Discounts, Commissioners Discretion.

Date: February 1, 2015

Author: Mahdieh Balabandi B.S., LL.B.(Hons) Date: 28 January 2015 Voluntary Disclosure The Commissioner of Taxation encourages unprompted voluntary disclosures by taxpayers regarding tax shortfalls. Under the right circumstances, such disclosures… Read More »

Tax Law – Advice, Tax Audits ATO Access Powers & Legal Professional Privilege.

Date: January 31, 2015

Author: Mahdieh Balabandi BSc, LLB(Hons) Date: 15 January 2015 Advice 1. The Tax Office performs regular tax audits on individuals, companies and trusts. The ATO undertakes these audits by relying… Read More »

Tax Law – Australian Building Systems PTY LTD V Commissioner of Taxation – Capital Gains, Private Ruling, Federal Court Appeal – SECTION 254 ITAA 36

Date: January 30, 2015

Author: Frank Egan BA LLB ACLA CTA Date: 28 January 2015 Capital Gains In Australian Building Systems Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Taxation [2014] FCA 116, the liquidators for Australian… Read More »

Litigation – Bankruptcy and Debt Recovery – Fraud – Proceeds of Crime – Debts – Proof of Debt

Date: January 29, 2015

Author: Cameron Giles BComms, LLB Date: 18 December 2014 Topic: Bankruptcy & Litigation 1. Bankruptcy and Debt Recovery Bankruptcy proceedings are complex and expensive. However, where a debtor becomes personally… Read More »

Tax Audits including Voluntary Disclosure, Remission Penalty and Interest.

Date: January 28, 2015

Author: Mahdieh Balabandi BSc, LLB (Hons) Dated: 18 December 2014 Topic: Taxation Law The ATO performs routine tax audits to ensure that taxpayers are compliant. Where these investigations indicate a… Read More »

Gough Whitlam’s Family Law Legacy

Date: January 9, 2015

With the recent passing of Gough Whitlam, many lawyers, politicians, and people have taken the time to reflect on the legacies he left behind that still impact on society today.… Read More »

Do You Still Need to Pay Tax While Working Overseas?

Date: December 19, 2014

Nobody wants to pay more tax than is necessary and it can be hard to know what’s expected of you when you’re not in the country. But with a bit… Read More »

Project DO IT – Disclose Offshore Income Today

Date: December 16, 2014

Project Do It is a once in a lifetime golden opportunity for non-complying individuals and entities including superannuation funds and executives or administrators of deceased estates to make a voluntary… Read More »

Intellectual Property: Should It Form Part of Your Employee’s Contracts?

Date: December 15, 2014

Do you have an intellectual property (IP) clause in your employees contracts? Are you sure that the IP created by your employees belongs to your company? Whether you are a… Read More »

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