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International tax complexity for Australian investments: a real-world example

March 6, 2018

With a quarter of all foreign investment in Australia coming from the United States, it is important to consider the potential impact of the US tax reforms on inbound Australian investments. A recent court case has provided a real-world example of how US private equity investors can structure certain Australian investments to deliver “look through” treatment for the purposes of US tax law.

International tax complexity for Australian investments: a real-world example

International tax complexity for Australian investments: a real-world example

With a quarter of all foreign investment in Australia coming from the United States, it is important to consider the potential impact of the US tax reforms on inbound Australian investments. A recent court case has provided a real-world example of how US private equity investors can structure certain Australian investments to deliver “look through” treatment for the purposes of US tax law. … Read More

Phoenix falling: New GST measure to fight tax avoidance in the property sector

Phoenix falling: New GST measure to fight tax avoidance in the property sector

Desperate times call for desperate measures. Following an ATO submission to the 2015 Senate Inquiry on ‘Insolvency in the Australian construction industry’, which reported that $1.8 billion in GST debt had been written off as a result of phoenix activity by property developers, the Australian Government announced drastic changes in the 2017-18 Budget which would attempt to stem the bleed. … Read More

100% Pure BEPs: NZ responds to the OECD’s BEPs Action Plan

100% Pure BEPs: NZ responds to the OECD’s BEPs Action Plan

With the introduction of a new tax bill in New Zealand to counter multinationals’ BEPs activities, it is a good time to revisit Australia’s own BEPs progress. … Read More

Corporate beneficiaries and corporate tax rate: How might the new legislation be applied?

Corporate beneficiaries and corporate tax rate: How might the new legislation be applied?

On 18 October 2017, the Government introduced Treasury Laws Amendment (Enterprise Tax Plan Base Rate Entities) Bill 2017 into Parliament.  The Bill contains amendments to s 23AA of the Income Tax Rates Act 1986 to clarify which entities will be eligible for the reduced corporate tax rate for the 2017-18 income year and subsequent income […] … Read More