The State Revenue Legislation Further Amendment Bill 2019 (“Bill”) proposes to amend the duties and land tax legislation so that all discretionary trusts are considered ‘foreign persons’ for duties and land tax surcharges unless the terms of the trust prevent a foreign person from being a beneficiary. Continue Reading..
What is the surcharge land tax?
Commencing the 2017 land tax year (that is ownership of land at midnight, 31 December 2016) surcharge land tax applies to foreign persons including foreign corporations, trusts and government who own residential land in NSW. Continue Reading..
Did you or your client have a security interest automatically migrated to the personal property security register in 2012? Continue Reading..
It is with great pleasure to advise that the Sydney office of JMA Legal will open our doors in more spacious and comfortable surroundings from Monday 21 November. Our new address is Level 8, 65 York St Sydney 2000 and our telephone number will change to 02 8089 3142. Continue Reading..
From 1 July 2016, new laws affect all vendors and all purchasers selling or buying property over $2,000,000 in Australia. All vendors who sell a property valued at $2M or more will have 10% of the sale price withheld by the purchaser, UNLESS they can provide a clearance certificate from the Australian Tax Office showing they are an Australian resident on or before settlement. All purchasers who are buying property have to pay to the ATO 10% of the purchase price UNLESS they have received a clearance certificate from the vendor. Severe penalties apply if this is not done. Continue Reading..
Subdivision 328-G commences on 1 July 2016. All passed and ready to go - and very generous. The provisions apply to small business entities - those with an aggregated turnover of less than $2 million. There must be no change in underlying ultimate ownership by individuals. Transfers can be between individuals, companies, partnerships and trusts - but not superannuation funds. Continue Reading..
It is not uncommon in buy sell agreements to have a partner/shareholder’s exit funded by a life insurance policy held by the partner/shareholder’s self managed superannuation fund. Continue Reading..