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Federal Budget 2021 – Business tax
The Budget has extended a number of temporary corporate tax measures and introduced some targeted concessions to further stimulate business investment.
Podcast episode 17: 2021 Federal Budget overview
KPMG’s Grant Wardell-Johnson and Clive Bird outline the various measures in the 2021 Federal Budget as they relate to the business sector.
Federal Budget 2021 – full coverage for business
KPMG Australia’s Grant Wardell-Johnson previews an unusual 2021 Federal Budget to be announced on Tuesday night.
With a tsunami of COVID-19, Australian businesses need to maintain their focus on India
Australian businesses can take a more strategic and longer-term view encompassing investment and/or other forms of collaboration with local Indian partners, writes Jai Patel.
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‘Freezing Orders’ - Commissioner’s recent win
This case is a reminder of the breadth of the debt recovery methods open to the Commissioner, as discussed by Jacqueline McGrath and Kristie Schubert.
Superannuation performance standards – draft regulations released
As raised by Ross Stephens, Damian Ryan and David Bardsley, it will be important that, once finalised, the impact on the industry from the performance benchmarks continues to be closely monitored.
Private markets – themes in equity investment conditions
Hoda Nahlous, Kenny Chen and Caroline Kim highlight some of the themes around the equity investment conditions seen during the height of the pandemic.
President Biden announces ‘American Families Plan’, individual tax proposals
A fact sheet describing President Biden’s ‘American Families Plan’ was released in advance of the president’s speech.
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How Australia’s indirect tax system deals with financial services
In this video, Anthony Versace discusses Australia’s indirect taxation system as it relates to the financial services sector.
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‘Freezing Orders’ - Commissioner’s recent win
This case is a reminder of the breadth of the debt recovery methods open to the Commissioner, as discussed by Jacqueline McGrath and Kristie Schubert.
Webinar recording: Not-for-profit accounting and reporting issues - Part 2
This webinar, held on Tuesday 20 April, focused on financial reporting issues facing not-for-profit entities.
Superannuation performance standards – draft regulations released
As raised by Ross Stephens, Damian Ryan and David Bardsley, it will be important that, once finalised, the impact on the industry from the performance benchmarks continues to be closely monitored.
Accounting for a loan repayment holiday
In this Financial Instruments Q&A, Patricia Stebbens and Aaron Laurie answer the question of how to account for loan repayment holidays obtained during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Corporate Tax View all >
Federal Budget 2021 – Business tax
The Budget has extended a number of temporary corporate tax measures and introduced some targeted concessions to further stimulate business investment.
Podcast episode 17: 2021 Federal Budget overview
KPMG’s Grant Wardell-Johnson and Clive Bird outline the various measures in the 2021 Federal Budget as they relate to the business sector.
With a tsunami of COVID-19, Australian businesses need to maintain their focus on India
Australian businesses can take a more strategic and longer-term view encompassing investment and/or other forms of collaboration with local Indian partners, writes Jai Patel.
Upcoming webinar: What has the 2021 Federal Budget done on tax?
Join a panel of experts from KPMG Australia for a discussion on the tax measures announced in the 2021 Federal Budget.
Deal Advisory - Tax View all >
Superfund merger activity drives move to ‘mega-funds’
COVID-19 has impacted the super sector in many ways, but it has not stopped the inexorable move towards consolidation in the industry. It may even have accelerated the trend, writes Linda Elkins.
Tax governance and the ATO’s expectations based on the OECD’s Justified Trust Concepts
With corporate tax responsibility having become a leading ESG consideration, now is the time for tax and finance functions to boost their strategic profile in organisations, write Minh Dao and Philip Beswick.
Reporting entities – are you really one?
As raised by Andrew Bath and Natalie Brand, organisations must determine whether they have reporting obligations now the Payment Times Reporting Scheme (PTRS) is live.
Capital expenditure and your R&D and growth strategy
As discussed by Alex Demetriou, Jonathan Zimet and Nicole Tucker, if your R&D and growth strategy includes capital expenditure, now is the time to start planning.
Economics & Regulation View all >
Federal Budget 2021 – Business tax
The Budget has extended a number of temporary corporate tax measures and introduced some targeted concessions to further stimulate business investment.
Federal Budget 2021 – full coverage for business
KPMG Australia’s Grant Wardell-Johnson previews an unusual 2021 Federal Budget to be announced on Tuesday night.
Major Australian banks: Half-year 2021 results analysis
Ian Pollari introduces an analysis of the four major Australian banks’ half year financial results for 2021.
Rapid tax recap: A month in review – May 2021
This report summarises the month's key developments in tax, economics, regulation and compliance – including key articles, ATO updates and rulings, and news you may have missed.
Employment View all >
Government’s $1.7b investment in childcare addresses affordability
The policy announcement means people will be incentivised to work an extra day or two if that is what they want to do, writes Alison Kitchen.
Blind spot: ATO seeks out employers providing car fringe benefits
With the latest data indicating there is $1 billion FBT tax gap, the ATO is increasing efforts to educate employers, as discussed by Hayley Lock.
A better system of Paid Parental Leave
As introduced by Alison Kitchen and Grant Wardell-Johnson, this report discusses recommendations for Australia to move to a model of gender equality for child-rearing, to replace the paid parental leave system.
Changes to casual employment: Reforms passed in pared-back Fair Work Amendment Act
As detailed by Adrian Wong, Jhansi Seccull and Katherine Southwell, these amendments are relevant to all employers who employ casual employees under the Fair Work Act.
Grants & Incentives View all >
Auctus decision: Implications for taxpayers claiming the R&D Tax Incentive
Ross Hocking, Georgia King-Siem and Joshua Goldsmith summarise a decision in the Full Federal Court which found in favour of the ATO.
Government extends small business loan guarantee scheme, announces $1.2 billion tourism package
A number of economic support measures have been announced for businesses, as the economy transitions from the Federal Government’s wage subsidy.
How are retrospective COVID-19 rent reliefs recognised?
Patricia Stebbens and Daina Klunder respond to a common question about rent concessions which affect prior periods.
Objections on hold as Commissioner appeals JobKeeper case
As discussed by Keith Swan and Sumitha Krishnan, taxpayers who believe their eligibility to JobKeeper has been denied by the ATO in similar circumstances as this case should lodge an objection now.
Indirect Tax View all >
EU 2021 VAT changes - selling via online marketplaces
As outlined by Anna Junghardt, the European Union is introducing sweeping reforms to the EU VAT law, which will impact B2C e-commerce sellers and marketplaces as of 1 July 2021.
OECD releases digital platforms and VAT policy on sharing and gig economy
This report concerns the application of VAT or GST to sharing and gig economy transactions.
How Australia’s indirect tax system deals with financial services
In this video, Anthony Versace discusses Australia’s indirect taxation system as it relates to the financial services sector.
Webinar recording: Supply Chain trends and impacts
This webinar, recorded on 24 March 2021 at the KPMG Virtual Global Indirect Conference, explores the latest trends in global supply chains and how tax functions need to prepare.
International Tax View all >
With a tsunami of COVID-19, Australian businesses need to maintain their focus on India
Australian businesses can take a more strategic and longer-term view encompassing investment and/or other forms of collaboration with local Indian partners, writes Jai Patel.
Webinar recording: Corporate Tax National Update
This webinar, held on Thursday 29 April 2021, covered relevant updates in corporate and international tax.
Imported mismatch rule: ATO releases draft practical compliance guideline
As detailed by Denis Larkin, Fabian Fedele, Tammy Eccles & Bevis Field, the breadth of the imported hybrid mismatch rule requires Australian taxpayers to understand arrangements outside of their domestic business.
Making carbon border adjustment proposals WTO-compliant
Stefano Moritsch and Craig Emerson examine whether Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanisms (CBAMs) could be compatible with World Trade Organization (WTO) rules.
Migration View all >
KPMG migration report proposes visa concessions to boost regional Australia
There have been some temporary schemes to facilitate entry of seasonal and pacific work visa holders but more could be done, writes Belinda Wright.
Global mobility forecast: Trends in risk, talent and digital
As introduced by Daniel Hodgson and Ablean Saoud, the KPMG Global Mobility Forecast report shares the latest trends facing global mobility professionals today (and tomorrow).
Your global mobility team is critical to your organisation’s success
With the global pandemic continuing into 2021, businesses need to transform to find new ways to get old jobs done, and new ways to get new jobs done, write Ablean Saoud and Caroline Hickson.
Updated travel requirements into Australia
Belinda Wright and Angela De Silva outline the additional international aviation measures implemented by Australia’s National Cabinet.
Tax Law & Dispute Resolution View all >
‘Freezing Orders’ - Commissioner’s recent win
This case is a reminder of the breadth of the debt recovery methods open to the Commissioner, as discussed by Jacqueline McGrath and Kristie Schubert.
Commissioner’s appeal dismissed in JobKeeper case before Full Federal Court
Keith Swan and Sumitha Krishnan outline the key issues put before the court, which ultimately found in favour of the taxpayer.
Webinar: Managing tax disputes
Register for the webinar on Wednesday 14 April 2021 for a discussion on managing tax disputes in an increasingly aggressive enforcement landscape.
Changes to casual employment: Reforms passed in pared-back Fair Work Amendment Act
As detailed by Adrian Wong, Jhansi Seccull and Katherine Southwell, these amendments are relevant to all employers who employ casual employees under the Fair Work Act.
Technology View all >
OECD releases digital platforms and VAT policy on sharing and gig economy
This report concerns the application of VAT or GST to sharing and gig economy transactions.
Webinar recording: Digital economy deep dive
This webinar, recorded on 25 March 2021 at the KPMG Virtual Global Indirect Conference, discusses the digital economy in depth and shares practical insights relevant to indirect taxes.
Webinar recording: Tax technology strategies
This webinar, held on Wednesday 17 March, explores the importance of companies having a robust and well-thought-out tax technology strategy.
Webinar recording: Rapidly transforming the tax department
This webinar, held on 4 February 2021, explores the opportunities for tax departments to capitalise on emerging technologies.
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