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NSW stamp duty changes now in force, guidelines issued
As discussed by Sarah Shaw, Lachlan Walsh and Jacqueline Wood, the new provisions and proposed administration, based on the guidelines, are extremely complex.
China Economic Monitor: Q2 2022
China’s real GDP grew 4.8 percent year-on-year in Quarter 1, up from 4.0 percent in Q4 and higher than market expectations.
The price is not always right when it comes to valuing imported goods
Regardless of whether the imported goods incur customs duty, undervaluation of imported goods, including a failure to disclose post importations adjustments to the price, may result in penalties, as detailed by Leonie Ferretter and Daniel Rae.
Spending figures show Australian economy running hot
As discussed by Sarah Hunter, households are facing significant headwinds, from elevated inflation and now rising mortgage interest rates, and momentum will ease further in the coming months.
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Global tax agreement may be delayed, says OECD Secretary-General
Negotiations continue on the details of Pillar One, with final agreement now not likely until the end of the year, as outlined by Alia Lum.
Federal election 2022
KPMG's Federal election summary and analysis of key matters for Australia, including economic policy.
Labor Party’s economic policy
The Labor Party has secured government but has inherited a domestic economy that has a number of challenges, not least of which is a global economic environment that is experiencing large inflationary headwinds of a scale not seen for at least 40 years.
Overview of Australian Labor Party tax policies
As outlined by Alia Lum, the ALP’s pre-election tax policy commitments fall into three broad categories.
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Video: Review of federal-state financial relations
KPMG’s Grant Wardell-Johnson and Andy Hutt discuss the report into federal-state financial relations, ahead of Thursday’s webinar.
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ATO issuing 30 to 40 Director Penalty Notices each day
As detailed by Phil Quinlan and Ross Hocking, the ATO is now taking a more proactive approach in the recovery of unpaid tax debts.
Upcoming webinar: 30 June 2022 reporting – Part 2
This webinar, to be held on Tuesday 17 May, will explore the latest developments in financial reporting.
Webinar recording: Private sector not-for-profit entities
This webinar, recorded on 3 May 2022, focuses on issues facing private sector not-for-profit entities.
Sanctions: A cautionary trade compliance tale
This settlement serves as a timely reminder that sanctions regimes present a very real and tangible risk to the global trade activities of non-financial sector businesses, as discussed by Leonie Ferretter and Frances Sanders.
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ATO issuing 30 to 40 Director Penalty Notices each day
As detailed by Phil Quinlan and Ross Hocking, the ATO is now taking a more proactive approach in the recovery of unpaid tax debts.
Upcoming webinar: EU Tax perspectives
This webinar, to be held on Tuesday 10 May, will explore some of the latest developments from across the EU affecting multinational groups operating in Europe.
Be aware - ATO targets directors of companies not meeting their tax obligations
Additional funding for the Australian Tax Office’s (ATO) Tax Avoidance Taskforce means there will be a continued focus on compliance activities, and potential personal consequences for directors, as outlined by Phil Quinlan, Angelina Lagana and Ross Hocking.
Inter-bank Offered Rate reform - Australian tax considerations
Taxpayers will need to consider whether IBOR reform related changes to their financial arrangements have tax consequences, including transfer pricing benefits, as discussed by Julian Humphrey, Alia Lum and Nathan Caprara.
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Proposed NSW stamp duty changes will broaden the duty base
As discussed by Robert Nguyen, Jenny Lee and Sarah Shaw, this bill proposes to make a number of important changes in relation to stamp duty and land tax, among other state taxes.
Distance to default: A default indicator for Australian-listed companies Vol 10
The Distance to Default (D2D) score serves as a useful metric for benchmarking company performance across different industries.
Webinar recording: Tax and transition
In the last webinar in the Private Insights Series for 2021, the session focuses on the importance in planning for tax as part of a transition process.
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Economics & Regulation View all >
China Economic Monitor: Q2 2022
China’s real GDP grew 4.8 percent year-on-year in Quarter 1, up from 4.0 percent in Q4 and higher than market expectations.
Spending figures show Australian economy running hot
As discussed by Sarah Hunter, households are facing significant headwinds, from elevated inflation and now rising mortgage interest rates, and momentum will ease further in the coming months.
Global tax agreement may be delayed, says OECD Secretary-General
Negotiations continue on the details of Pillar One, with final agreement now not likely until the end of the year, as outlined by Alia Lum.
Federal election 2022
KPMG's Federal election summary and analysis of key matters for Australia, including economic policy.
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Economy now has no spare capacity as unemployment rate hits landmark sub-4 percent
The data reveals that firms are partially compensating for the lack of employees by increasing hours worked, writes Sarah Hunter.
Remuneration and reward perspectives for 2022
This article contains three key focus areas for organisations to improve alignment of reward management to business and workforce needs.
Signs of more interest rate rises to come
A resilient economy, broadening inflation and signs of solid wages growth pushed the Reserve Bank to raise rates in May, with strong signals of more rises to come.
Remunerating global boards: How to bolster competitiveness in the international director talent pool
As discussed by Ben Travers, Rachel Tucker and Nick Wilson, more companies are expected to turn their minds to whether their existing fee structure is supporting the attraction and retention of high-calibre international non-executive directors.
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Overview of Victoria’s 2022-23 budget
The 2022-23 budget includes significant funding for Victoria’s health sector following two years of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Board of Taxation's review of R&D Tax Incentive administration released
Alex Demetriou and Georgia King-Siem discuss the 11 recommendations made in the report and what they may mean for administering the tax incentive in the future.
Podcast episode 25: Building a business - funding early-stage start-ups
Alex Demetriou and Georgia King-Siem look at why start-ups are so important to Australia’s current and future economy, and outline some practical tips on how to start and fund a business.
Australia’s first Patent Box - how much can a business fit in it?
As outlined by Kelly Chong and Georgia King-Siem, only some types of patents will be eligible and further, the Bill will only apply to patents granted or issued after 11 May 2021.
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The price is not always right when it comes to valuing imported goods
Regardless of whether the imported goods incur customs duty, undervaluation of imported goods, including a failure to disclose post importations adjustments to the price, may result in penalties, as detailed by Leonie Ferretter and Daniel Rae.
Distributing RATs to staff? Free from FBT but…
By introducing a specific individual income tax deduction, employers do not have to pay FBT, but there’s a catch in the fine print, as discussed by Hayley Lock, Andy Larmour and Stacey Biggar.
‘Commercial parking station’ definition under review as Government consults on car parking FBT
As detailed by David Sofrà, Nathan Hamilton and Langdon Patrick, the Federal Government will undertake consultation with the intent of amending the definition of “commercial parking station” to restore the previously-understood application of FBT to car parking benefits.
Webinar recording: 2022 Indirect Tax National Update
This webinar, held on Thursday 10 March, features insights on technical developments and trends from KPMG Indirect Tax leaders, in addition to a guest speaker from the ATO.
International Tax View all >
Global tax agreement may be delayed, says OECD Secretary-General
Negotiations continue on the details of Pillar One, with final agreement now not likely until the end of the year, as outlined by Alia Lum.
Thin Capitalisation changes – Labor party proposals
Alia Lum and Jenny Wong outline changes to the thin capitalisation rules as proposed by the Australian Labor Party.
Tax in the age of ESG
Mike Linter, KPMG’s Global Head of Private Enterprise Tax, discusses the balancing of profits and social responsibility through effective tax strategies.
Webinar recording: EU Tax perspectives 2022
This webinar, which was held on Tuesday 10 May, explores some of the latest developments from across the EU affecting multinational groups operating in Europe.
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Productivity inquiry: KPMG submission
KPMG's submission to the Productivity Commission’s Inquiry into Australia's productivity performance.
Mobility and tax – what’s in scope this federal election?
Ursula Lepporoli and Samantha Panchal look at what migration and tax items have been raised so far during the 2022 federal election
Are you meeting your employer reporting obligations in respect of overseas Non-Executive Directors?
Companies should review their foreign resident directors and assess what their intentions may be in respect of future travel to Australia, as discussed by Jackie Shelton, Warwick Lowe and Kelly Lewis.
Podcast episode 26: ETFs, superannuation and negative gearing - Challenges facing US citizens in Australia
KPMG’s Terry Hoban and Noelle Abella discuss the importance of up-front tax planning for Americans in Australia and outline some unique tax considerations impacting United States citizens abroad.
Tax Law & Dispute Resolution View all >
NSW stamp duty changes now in force, guidelines issued
As discussed by Sarah Shaw, Lachlan Walsh and Jacqueline Wood, the new provisions and proposed administration, based on the guidelines, are extremely complex.
Webinar recording: 30 June 2022 reporting – Part 2
This webinar, held on Tuesday 17 May, explores the latest developments in financial reporting.
The price is not always right when it comes to valuing imported goods
Regardless of whether the imported goods incur customs duty, undervaluation of imported goods, including a failure to disclose post importations adjustments to the price, may result in penalties, as detailed by Leonie Ferretter and Daniel Rae.
Webinar recording: 30 June 2022 reporting – Part 1
This webinar, held on Tuesday 10 May, explores the latest developments in financial reporting.
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BEPS Pillar 2 GloBE Model Rules: Key data themes
Following the OECD's release of BEPS Pillar 2 Global Anti-Base Erosion Model Rules, KPMG highlights key system and data implications to consider.
Upcoming webinar: Future of Tax & Legal Technology and Innovation Event
This webinar, to be held on Thursday 2 June, will provide an opportunity to explore tax reimagined, unpack the drivers and levers of innovation and be inspired by transformation stories from business leaders like you.
Webinar recording: Tax Reimagined - Your readiness for upcoming regulatory changes
This webinar, held on Tuesday 26 April, focusses on the changing regulatory landscape and the impact this will likely have on companies as they adapt their compliance and reporting models.
Upcoming webinar: Tax Reimagined - Your readiness for upcoming regulatory changes
This webinar, to be held on Tuesday 26 April, will focus on the changing regulatory landscape and the impact this will likely have on companies as they adapt their compliance and reporting models.
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