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15th October 2014

Changes announced to the taxation of employee share schemes

15th October 2014

By Peter Feros, Andrew Sharp, James Nguyen, James Campisi

The Federal Treasury has announced on Tuesday 14 October 2014 that it will reverse changes to the taxation of employee share schemes introduced by the then Rudd Government in 2009. The apparent intention of the changes are to reverse a trend of innovative Australian businesses moving offshore because of the current tax treatment of employee share schemes.

14th May 2014

Australian Federal Tax Budget 2014-2015

14th May 2014

By Peter Feros, Hanh Chau, Andrew Sharp, Grace Ho, James Nguyen, James Campisi

This year’s Federal Budget (Budget) is the first budget handed down by the Coalition Government since it came to power in 2013. There has been intense speculation and discussion in the media in relation to the Government’s plans for reversing the increasing deficits confronting the Australian economy. The 2014/15 underlying cash deficit is forecast to be in the order of $29.8 billion and is expected to fall to $2.8 billion in 2017/18. In this special Gilbert + Tobin tax publication we explore, the key tax measures which have emerged in the Budget focussing on business taxpayers, those measures which have been announced for the first time on budget night and certain expenditure measures which will be of interest to many of our clients.

11th June 2013

M&A impacts of tax measures announced in the 2013-14 Federal Budget

11th June 2013

By Peter Feros, Andrew Sharp

On the evening of Tuesday 14 May 2013, the Treasurer delivered his sixth Federal Budget (Budget). We discuss the key measures announced in the Budget that are relevant to M&A activity.

15th May 2013

Australian Federal Budget 2013-2014

15th May 2013

By Peter Feros, Hanh Chau, Andrew Sharp

This year’s Federal Budget (Budget) is the Treasurer’s sixth Budget since Labor came to power in 2007. A deficit of $18 billion has been announced for 2013-14 but the Government says that the Budget should balance in 2015-16 and be in surplus by 2016-17.

7th May 2013

Federal Court rules capital gain on disposal of mining investment not taxable to offshore pooling vehicle

7th May 2013

By Peter Feros, Andrew Sharp

On 26 April 2013 the Federal Court of Australia handed down a decision on the treatment of a disposal of shares in an Australian listed mining company by a Cayman resident limited partnership.

9th May 2012

Australian Federal Budget 2012-2013

9th May 2012

By Peter Feros, Hanh Chau

In this special Gilbert + Tobin tax publication, we outline the key tax measures which have been announced by the Government in the 2012-13 Budget.

2nd March 2012

Significant toughening of general tax anti-avoidance rules announced

2nd March 2012

By Peter Feros

In one of his last acts as Assistant Treasurer, Senator Mark Arbib announced, on 1 March 2012, the strengthening of Part IVA of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936. The announced measures will apply to schemes entered into or carried out after 1 March 2012. Accordingly, taxpayers are facing significant uncertainty for potentially 6 months or more as the legislation is not expected to be introduced until the spring 2012 sittings.

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