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Extension of temporary immediate expensing measure announced
More businesses will soon become eligible for the measure, pending the passage of legislation, as detailed by Grant Wardell-Johnson and Jenny Wong.
Signing of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership
Following the signing of what’s known as the “world’s largest” free trade agreement, Leonie Ferretter details the implications for business in the Asia Pacific region.
2020 Global Assignment Policies and Practices Survey report
Dan Hodgson introduces a report which reveals how global organisations administer their global mobility programs.
Designing workforce systems for success - Payroll transformation
Payroll transformations present an opportunity for organisations to re-imagine the way they engage with their workforce, write David Sofrà and Thomas Purnell.
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Signing of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership
Following the signing of what’s known as the “world’s largest” free trade agreement, Leonie Ferretter details the implications for business in the Asia Pacific region.
Payment times reporting regime now law: Immediate actions to consider
Many corporates may find the reporting requirements challenging for various reasons, including the complex definitional aspects of the legislation, writes Vince Dimasi.
KPMG Tax Now highlights report – November
The KPMG Tax Now highlights report summarises the month's key developments in tax, economics, regulation and compliance.
Geopolitical impacts on global supply chains
Merriden Varrall discusses the geopolitical considerations for businesses when it comes to managing supply chains.
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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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2020 Global Assignment Policies and Practices Survey report
Dan Hodgson introduces a report which reveals how global organisations administer their global mobility programs.
Webinar recording: What’s new for 31 December 2020 reporting?
This webinar, recorded on 5 November, included considerations relating to new accounting standards and regulatory focus areas relevant for 31 December 2020 year and half-year end reporting.
Large businesses encouraged to register for payment times reporting scheme
Vince Dimasi and Andrew Bath outline what businesses need to be aware of, ahead of the new scheme beginning 1 January 2021.
Payment times reporting regime now law: Immediate actions to consider
Many corporates may find the reporting requirements challenging for various reasons, including the complex definitional aspects of the legislation, writes Vince Dimasi.
Corporate Tax View all >
Upcoming webinar: Corporate Tax Speed Update
This webinar, to be held on Thursday 3 December, will provide an update on the latest taxation matters relevant to Australia's corporate sector.
Extension of temporary immediate expensing measure announced
More businesses will soon become eligible for the measure, pending the passage of legislation, as detailed by Grant Wardell-Johnson and Jenny Wong.
Webinar recording: Scope of Pillar One’s ‘Amount A’, role of ‘Amount B’ for marketing and distribution activities
This webinar, recorded on Tuesday 17 November, was the second instalment in KPMG’s series examining the OECD’s blueprints for the taxation of multinational enterprises.
Healius decision – defining a business’ structure
The Full Federal Court has upheld the Australian Taxation Office’s (ATO) appeal, as discussed by Louise Lovering and Keith Swan.
Deal Advisory - Tax View all >
NSW Budget 2020-21 analysis
As detailed by Grant Wardell-Johnson and Doug Ferguson, the NSW Budget for 2020-21 has a strong focus on job creation, as well as introducing the prospect of some major tax reform.
Tasmania 2020-21 Budget: ‘Rebuilding a stronger Tasmania’
The Tasmanian Government is looking at infrastructure spending to rejuvenate the Tasmanian economy, as discussed by Jenny Lee, Michelle Bennett and Lachlan Walsh.
Northern Territory 2020–21 Budget: A budget for the times
Waivers and deferrals of payroll tax continue to be available for some NT businesses, as outlined by Jenny Lee, Michelle Bennett and Alison Kenny.
South Australia 2020-21 Budget: ‘A budget like no other’
As detailed by Jenny Lee, Michelle Bennett and Taylor Daw, the SA budget includes a $4 billion stimulus package to boost economic development in a range of industries.
Economics & Regulation View all >
Signing of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership
Following the signing of what’s known as the “world’s largest” free trade agreement, Leonie Ferretter details the implications for business in the Asia Pacific region.
Webinar recording: Scope of Pillar One’s ‘Amount A’, role of ‘Amount B’ for marketing and distribution activities
This webinar, recorded on Tuesday 17 November, was the second instalment in KPMG’s series examining the OECD’s blueprints for the taxation of multinational enterprises.
NSW Budget 2020-21 analysis
As detailed by Grant Wardell-Johnson and Doug Ferguson, the NSW Budget for 2020-21 has a strong focus on job creation, as well as introducing the prospect of some major tax reform.
Ruff going for United States GDP: What can be seen from the latest data?
Constance Hunter reviews the path ahead for the US economy, as it manages the impact of COVID-19.
Employment View all >
Designing workforce systems for success - Payroll transformation
Payroll transformations present an opportunity for organisations to re-imagine the way they engage with their workforce, write David Sofrà and Thomas Purnell.
Finance teams take on wider roles but lack resources
Finance departments will have more responsibilities coming out of the COVID-19 recession yet they lack the resources to do what really needs to be done, a KPMG survey has found. Nicola Davis introduces the report.
STP Phase 2: With great power comes great responsibility
As detailed by Hayley Lock and Kevin Ferdinands, the evolution of Single Touch Payroll (STP) sends a clear message that employers must meet their employment tax and superannuation obligations.
Podcast episode 16: Displaced employees in Australia
Terry Hoban and Priscilla Tang discuss the tax compliance challenges faced by displaced employees in Australia amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
Grants & Incentives View all >
Extension of temporary immediate expensing measure announced
More businesses will soon become eligible for the measure, pending the passage of legislation, as detailed by Grant Wardell-Johnson and Jenny Wong.
Northern Territory 2020–21 Budget: A budget for the times
Waivers and deferrals of payroll tax continue to be available for some NT businesses, as outlined by Jenny Lee, Michelle Bennett and Alison Kenny.
R&D Tax benefits reloaded – Investment in the future
As outlined by Alex Demetriou, Kristina Kipper, Ramanie Naidoo and David Gelb, the Federal Budget confirmed strong support for Australia’s research and development tax incentive to foster innovation spending.
Webinar recording: 2020 Federal Budget virtual breakfast
KPMG, together with the Australian British Chamber of Commerce hosted the 2020 Federal Budget Virtual Breakfast on Wednesday 7 October, following the budget announcement.
Indirect Tax View all >
Upcoming webinars: New Zealand income tax and indirect tax update
These webinars, hosted by KPMG New Zealand, will examine the latest New Zealand income tax and indirect tax developments.
Value-added component remains intact, despite cracked economy
These results are worse than we had anticipated, but there are a few encouraging signs hidden amongst the gloom, writes Dr Brendan Rynne.
GST governance guide to prepare taxpayers for assurance reviews
Anthony Versace and Roseanne Ross discuss the ATO’s yet-to-be-released GST Governance, Data Testing and Transaction Testing Guide.
Queensland Government announces further $4 billion in support measures
Queensland has provided payroll tax refunds and ‘holidays’ as it seeks to support business.
International Tax View all >
Webinar recording: International Tax Update 2020
This webinar, recorded on Tuesday 10 November, examines international tax developments, including recent Australian court case developments.
Supply chain changes – Trade & Customs considerations
Leonie Ferretter and Ed Macgregor detail trade and customs considerations for businesses seeking to change their supply chains.
Glencore defends appeal in Full Federal Court
The case illustrates some practical issues for taxpayers in defending transfer pricing positions adopted, as highlighted by Angela Wood and Frank Putrino.
Upcoming webinar: International Tax Update 2020 - Hot topics and cases
This webinar, to be held on Tuesday 10 November, will discuss international tax developments including recent Australian court case developments.
Migration View all >
2020 Global Assignment Policies and Practices Survey report
Dan Hodgson introduces a report which reveals how global organisations administer their global mobility programs.
ATO accepts Full Federal Court’s judgement in tax residency case
The Full Federal Court has upheld the initial decision handed down in December 2019, siding with the taxpayer, as discussed by Priscilla Tang and Kelly Lewis.
Upcoming webinar: Making New Zealand home? Mind the tax
This webinar, to be hosted by KPMG New Zealand, will explore the tax implications for those looking to live and work in New Zealand.
Migration program to drive growth in Australian jobs
Australia’s permanent migration program is touted as supporting local jobs growth during our economic recovery, write Belinda Wright and Angela De Silva.
Tax Law & Dispute Resolution View all >
ATO accepts Full Federal Court’s judgement in tax residency case
The Full Federal Court has upheld the initial decision handed down in December 2019, siding with the taxpayer, as discussed by Priscilla Tang and Kelly Lewis.
Healius decision – defining a business’ structure
The Full Federal Court has upheld the Australian Taxation Office’s (ATO) appeal, as discussed by Louise Lovering and Keith Swan.
Glencore defends appeal in Full Federal Court
The case illustrates some practical issues for taxpayers in defending transfer pricing positions adopted, as highlighted by Angela Wood and Frank Putrino.
Ordinary income and the arm’s length value of ‘uneconomic assets’ – Victoria Power Networks appeal
James Macky, Louise Lovering and Jenny Wong discuss a Full Federal Court decision which has, on appeal, partially overturned an earlier decision.
Technology View all >
Designing workforce systems for success - Payroll transformation
Payroll transformations present an opportunity for organisations to re-imagine the way they engage with their workforce, write David Sofrà and Thomas Purnell.
Upcoming webinar: Pillar One and Pillar Two blueprints – ASPAC and European perspectives
This webinar, to be held on Tuesday 20 October, will explore the two ‘blueprint reports’ and economic study released by the OECD.
Tax and digitalisation: Will the ‘blueprints’ lead to fine print?
Grant Wardell-Johnson and Andy Hutt outline the "blueprints" for each pillar of the proposed solution.
Don’t overlook tax when building fintech capabilities
A consistent and aligned approach across taxes is key to managing commercial and fiscal risk in an age of enhanced scrutiny, write Peter Dylewski & Burcin Nee.

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