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Coalition Government returned: tax agenda - 20 May 2019

Following the election and pending final vote counting, it is expected that the Coalition, under Prime Minister Scott Morrison, will return to government in the 46th Federal Parliament.

Coalition Government returned: tax agenda - 20 May 2019

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Understanding the post-election tax policies affecting business - 16 April 2019

The Prime Minister has announced that Australians will go to the polls on 18 May. Tax matters, relating both to individuals and business, look like being a central point of policy distinction between the Coalition and the Labor Party, and the source of much of the election debate.

The latest from Canberra - 16 April 2019

The 45th Federal Parliament commenced on 30 August 2016, with the Government led by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. Barrack Obama was still in the White House, and the United Kingdom had recently decided by referendum to exit the EU.

ATO publishes “in-part” guidance on Arm’s Length Debt Test - 15 April 2019

On 5 April 2019, the ATO released draft tax ruling TR 2019/D2 on the application of the arm’s length debt test (ALDT) for thin capitalisation purposes. The draft ruling provides interpretative guidance on key technical issues in determining a taxpayer’s arm’s length debt amount and on the relevant record-keeping requirements.

Australia and Israel: double tax treaty - 11 April 2019

On 28 March 2019, Australia and Israel signed the first ever double tax treaty between the two countries, together with an accompanying protocol. The Australian Treasurer indicated that the new treaty includes OECD/G20 BEPS project recommendations, demonstrating the government's commitment to tackling international tax avoidance. In that regard, the treaty adopts most of the OECD's BEPS recommended treaty changes.

RCF: Certainty restored, and some more questions - 9 April 2019

The Full Federal Court handed down its decision in the RCF matter on 2 April 2019. The decision addresses a number of important and complex issues relating to the taxation of a corporate limited partnership, the application of a tax treaty to such an entity where another country treats it as fiscally transparent.

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27 March 2019 | Multilateral Instrument: now in force in Australia

26 March 2019 | ATO guidance on inbound distributors

19 March 2019 | Tax Transparency Code: proposed increase in scope

20 February 2019 | Tax challenges of digitalisation: OECD paper released


12 December 2018 | Black economy measures draw a wide net

26 October 2018 | Changes to the taxation of stapled structures and limitation of concessions for foreign investors

18 October 2018 | ATO releases revised guidance on MAP – what does it mean for you?

27 September 2018 | Diverted profits tax: where are we now?

25 September 2018 | Can you identify your Reportable Tax Positions?

25 September 2018 | R&D Tax Incentive Bill introduced into Parliament

August 2018 | More headaches for more Significant Global Entities

17 July 2018 | OECD releases Discussion Draft on the transfer pricing of financial transactions: An Australian perspective

25 June 2018 | Hybrid Mismatch and Multinational Group Financing Integrity Rules

21 June 2018 | Corporate residency test – ATO’s new approach

14 June 2018 | Senate Inquiry into corporate tax avoidance final report

20 February 2018 | GST withholding obligation for residential property purchasers

14 February 2018 | Resource Capital Fund decision

13 February 2018 | Foreign residents to be excluded from CGT main residence exemption


20 December 2017 | ATO issues final compliance approach for cross borderrelated party debt funding

22 November 2017 | US Tax reform – What does it mean for Australia?

October 2017 | Clarity in financial reporting

7 September 2017 | Your tax affairs in the public spotlight

23 March 2017 | Selling low value goods to consumers in Australia – will you be GST ready?


27th October 2016 | General purpose financial statements: the current state of play


14th December 2015 | Foreign resident CGT withholding regime

4th November 2015 | Deconstructing the Chevron Transfer Pricing Case

18th August 2015 | The Senate Inquiry Interim Report

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