An organisation registered with the ACNC is required to be controlled by persons (its ‘responsible persons’) who meet certain suitability standards. This article considers the ACNCs view of the minimum steps an organisation should take in order to establish that its initial, and subsequently appointed, responsible persons meet the requisite standards.
In our March 2016 newsletter, we took a look at a favourable ATO guideline regarding travel on public roads between work sites and the implications for claiming Fuel Tax Credits. Our members have enquired about the ATO position prior to the change.
Where a not-for-profit entity is not eligible for income tax exemption, it may nevertheless be entitled to concessional tax treatment under the Mutuality Principle. We take a look at the ATOs recently released guide on what the Mutuality Principle is and how it works.
Eligibility – ATO releases application form for refund of franking credits relating to the 2015-16 income year
In our December 2015 newsletter, we alerted readers to the prospect of certain not-for-profit bodies being able to seek cash refunds of franking credits attached to dividends they receive. This article provides a brief update and notes it is time to act.
The first step when reviewing grants of financial assistance is to determine whether the payment has sufficient nexus to a supply. If the grant is being provided for a specific purpose e.g. to buy some equipment, the next step is to determine whether the amount to be paid should be for the GST-inclusive amount or […]
Last month (Withholding Tax Get a certificate and make it go away?), we drew attention to the application of a withholding tax which all prospective vendors of real property and vendors of certain other property (e.g. certain shares or trust units) need to consider. It was noted that foreign resident capital gains withholding tax […]