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Managing migrant workforces: tools for trying times
Belinda Wright & Jennifer Wilson explore what provisions employers can use to offer some continuity of employment for impacted temporary visa holders.
Opportunities, challenges for Real Estate amid COVID-19 pandemic
A review of measures related to the real estate sector announced as of 26 March 2020.
COVID-19: Australia’s foreign investment framework changes
The Foreign Investment Review Board’s (FIRB) monetary screening thresholds have been reduced to A$zero.
Federal Government announces wage subsidy
A review of the wage subsidy measures announced as of 30 March 2020.
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Federal Government announces wage subsidy
A review of the wage subsidy measures announced as of 30 March 2020.
COVID-19: Managing taxation obligations - the ATO’s administrative relief approach
Angela Wood and Annemarie Wilmore discuss the ATO’s Administrative Relief Approach to the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19: Practical employment tax matters being investigated
Hayley Lock, David Sofrà & Nathan Hamilton provide answers to some questions currently concerning employment tax in Australia.
Federal Government second economic response package
KPMG provides commentary on impacts and implications for the Australian economy, business, industry and sectors announced on 22 March 2020.
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Why economic logic is bowing to political logic in economies around the globe
KPMG Director Merriden Varrall discusses with Grant Wardell-Johnson why economic logic is coming second to political logic in economies around the globe.
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Managing migrant workforces: tools for trying times
Belinda Wright & Jennifer Wilson explore what provisions employers can use to offer some continuity of employment for impacted temporary visa holders.
COVID-19: Managing taxation obligations - the ATO’s administrative relief approach
Angela Wood and Annemarie Wilmore discuss the ATO’s Administrative Relief Approach to the COVID-19 pandemic.
High wealth tax gap data an international first
Keith Swan & Kristie Schubert discuss the announcement that Australia will be the first jurisdiction internationally to commence publishing tax gap data for high wealth private groups.
A win for ASIC in the High Court – who may be considered an ‘officer’ under the Corporations Act casts a long shadow
Angela Wood, Jacqueline McGrath and Amahl Weeramantry review a High Court win for ASIC in a long-running dispute that clarifies who may be considered an ‘officer’ under the Corporations Act.
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Opportunities, challenges for Real Estate amid COVID-19 pandemic
A review of measures related to the real estate sector announced as of 26 March 2020.
COVID-19: Instant asset write-off and business investment incentive - FAQs
Jenny Wong discusses two key measures affecting business from tranche 1 of the Government’s economic stimulus package.
COVID-19 stimulus measure: Boosting cash flow for employers
The Boosting Cash Flow for Employers (Coronavirus Economic Response Package) Act 2020 which passed Parliament on Monday, is a key part of the Commonwealth’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Customs scrutiny of the renewables sector
An Australian wholesaler has been ordered to pay over $1 million in short paid customs duty.
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Federal Court rules on meaning of ‘used in the course of carrying on a business’
Property used for storing business assets found not to be used in the ordinary course of a taxpayer’s business for small business CGT concession purposes.
Deductible liabilities in mergers and acquisitions – practical issue from ATO guidance
Catherine Dean, Scott Farrell & Jenny Wong discuss Draft Taxation Determination 2019/D11.
The ATO’s commercial deal offering – worth considering?
The ATO’s commercial deals program is seeking to provide certainty on the tax consequences of a proposed transaction before it is entered into.
Non-deductible cost of holding vacant land
Richard Wilkins reviews proposed legislation that will deny investors a deduction for holding costs relating to vacant land.
Economics & Regulation View all >
Federal Government announces wage subsidy
A review of the wage subsidy measures announced as of 30 March 2020.
Federal Government second economic response package
KPMG provides commentary on impacts and implications for the Australian economy, business, industry and sectors announced on 22 March 2020.
RBA adopts ‘whatever it takes’ approach to Quantitative Easing
Dr Brendan Rynne & Michael Malakellis discuss the RBA’s announcement on Thursday to cut the official cash rate to 0.25 percent.
State governments announce spending and tax relief measures
A full overview of the state measures announced to date aimed at supporting the community and business through the COVID-19 outbreak.
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Queensland Government announces further $4 billion in support measures
Queensland has provided payroll tax refunds and ‘holidays’ as it seeks to support business.
COVID-19: Practical employment tax matters being investigated
Hayley Lock, David Sofrà & Nathan Hamilton provide answers to some questions currently concerning employment tax in Australia.
COVID-19: Internationally mobile employees
The ATO has provided guidance on how it will approach the tax implications for internationally mobile employees and their employers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19: Australian employment tax matters
Hayley Lock, David Sofrà & Nathan Hamilton discuss key announcements and responses to employment tax concerns in Australia.
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Managing migrant workforces: tools for trying times
Belinda Wright & Jennifer Wilson explore what provisions employers can use to offer some continuity of employment for impacted temporary visa holders.
COVID-19: Instant asset write-off and business investment incentive - FAQs
Jenny Wong discusses two key measures affecting business from tranche 1 of the Government’s economic stimulus package.
COVID-19: Managing taxation obligations - the ATO’s administrative relief approach
Angela Wood and Annemarie Wilmore discuss the ATO’s Administrative Relief Approach to the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 stimulus measure: Boosting cash flow for employers
The Boosting Cash Flow for Employers (Coronavirus Economic Response Package) Act 2020 which passed Parliament on Monday, is a key part of the Commonwealth’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Indirect Tax View all >
Queensland Government announces further $4 billion in support measures
Queensland has provided payroll tax refunds and ‘holidays’ as it seeks to support business.
Parliament extends director penalties to GST liabilities
John Oesterheld & Anthony Versace review new legislation which increases the accountability of company directors.
NSW Government proposes expansion of landholder duty base
Definition of land to include anything fixed to land, land value threshold definition to be changed and joint and severally liable among government proposals.
ATO outlines administration of proposed expanded estimates regime
Proposed estimate provisions are to be applied where there are reasonable grounds to suspect phoenix behaviour or where creditor defeating actions are occurring.
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COVID-19: Australia’s foreign investment framework changes
The Foreign Investment Review Board’s (FIRB) monetary screening thresholds have been reduced to A$zero.
Taxing the digital economy – the end of the (tax) world as we know it?
Questions remain as to whether the current international tax framework is sufficiently flexible to address the ever-evolving digital economy.
Customs scrutiny of the renewables sector
An Australian wholesaler has been ordered to pay over $1 million in short paid customs duty.
Increasing customs import and export error rates – a concern for traders
Does your business have adequate controls in place to ensure the accuracy of the information being reported to Border Force?
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Managing migrant workforces: tools for trying times
Belinda Wright & Jennifer Wilson explore what provisions employers can use to offer some continuity of employment for impacted temporary visa holders.
COVID-19: Internationally mobile employees
The ATO has provided guidance on how it will approach the tax implications for internationally mobile employees and their employers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Employers beware: Are you recording all expat employee remuneration?
Ablean Saoud and Daniel Hodgson explain why it is crucial employers track all remuneration paid to inbound assignees.
Consultation paper on skilled migration occupation lists – what are the proposed changes?
As part of a skilled migration list review, the Government is consulting on possible amendments.
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Technical considerations: High Court’s definition of ‘associates’
Simon Clark and Scott Farrell discuss the High Court’s consideration of the “associates” definition in section 318 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936.
A win for ASIC in the High Court – who may be considered an ‘officer’ under the Corporations Act casts a long shadow
Angela Wood, Jacqueline McGrath and Amahl Weeramantry review a High Court win for ASIC in a long-running dispute that clarifies who may be considered an ‘officer’ under the Corporations Act.
Deduction granted for losses on share trading activities: Full Federal Court reverts to the principles established in Myer Emporium
Angela Wood, Joshua Goldsmith & Matthew McRae take a closer look at the recent decision of the Full Federal Court in Greig v Commissioner of Taxation [2020] FCAFC 25.
Influence not control: BHP Billiton Limited v Commissioner of Taxation
Sarah Dunn, Annemarie Wilmore & Daniel Osvath review the High Court decision in the BHP Billiton Limited v Commissioner of Taxation case.
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Taxing the digital economy – the end of the (tax) world as we know it?
Questions remain as to whether the current international tax framework is sufficiently flexible to address the ever-evolving digital economy.
Podcast Episode Eleven: 20 predictions for the next 20 years
James Mabbott, Grant Wardell-Johnson & Peter Xing attempt to predict what the next twenty years hold in store for revenue collection.
Digital Currencies, Tokenisation and the Future of Taxation
Emerging financial technologies Blockchain, Cryptocurrency and Tokenisation promise to ameliorate data transparency, but what do they mean for the future of taxation?
BEPS 2.0: Analysing the potential impact of the OECD digital tax proposals
Jeremy Capes and Tim Keeling consider the OECD’s modelling of the revenue impacts of the BEPS 2.0 proposals.

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