GST Q&A – property exchange

Question: Our Government Department deals with exchanges of private land with crown land – usually for the purpose of relocating a …

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GST Q&A – Disbursements

Question: We have received an invoice to pay for part of a project that we have under contract here at Council. The invo…

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GST Q&A – Withholding tax from O/S performers

Question: Council has a performing arts centre which presents <span data-sca…

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FBT Q&A – Overseas employment holiday transport

Question Hi, my question relates to Overseas employment holiday transport. We have 2 remote located…

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Meaning of “commercial parking station” – AAT Case [2014] AATA 316, Re Qantas Airways Ltd v FCT

The AAT has held that car parking facilities provided by the taxpayer (an airline) to its employees in certain locations were subject to FBT for…

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Salary Packaging – Common fringe benefits that are salary packaged

It is possible for all types of fringe benefits to be salary packaged, but the best opportunity to maximise tax savings arises from any one, or a combination, of…

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Tax compliance documentation when engaging employees

When a new employee commences work, it is the employers’ responsibility to: • provide the employee with a TFN declaration form • ensure the employee completes the employee section • complete the payer section • send the form to the ATO within 14 days of when employment begins. If the payee does not give the […]

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Quirky Draft Ruling sheds light on the meaning of “supply”

Arguably one of the more complex areas in the GST legislation is the meaning of the term “supply”. This issue has been the subject of much confusion due to the fact that we have an all-encompassing definition of the term “supply” in s 9-10 of the GST Act. As with most things “tax”, the legislature’s […]

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