• no image Order Restored: Ahmad’s Right To Appeal 457 Visa Refusal

    Imagine this scenario: you are an overseas national. You are offered employment by an Australian employer who is also prepared to sponsor and nominate you for a 457 visa. You are obviously happy with this opportunity to remain in Australia, work for an employe...

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  • no image ATO to Get Tougher on Related Party Loans to SMSF’s

    In late 2015, the ATO announced that it expected to see all related party loans to SMSF’s to be on arm’s length terms. Expected compliance is by 30 June 2016. This is a very significant reversal of previous ATO views, and the steps to take are far to...

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  • no image Tax Incentives for Start-Ups and Early Stage Investors

    Among the more concrete initiatives in the Prime Minister’s National Innovation and Science Agenda released on 7 December 2015 (“Agenda”) are changes to the tax law to: increase access to company carry-forward losses; make Venture Capital Limited...

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  • no image Employee Share Scheme Changes: Equity Incentives

    On 30 June last year, the Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (Employee Share Schemes) Act 2015 received Royal Assent, retracting many of the 2009 changes to employee share scheme (ESS) interests, such as the inability to defer the taxing point on options un...

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  • no image Announcing Our Latest Appointment

    Munro Doig is pleased to announce Yikai Hoe’s appointment to the position of Associate from 1 July 2015. Yikai joined Munro Doig in February 2010 as a solicitor in Ron Doig’s superannuation team. Yikai completed his Bachelor of Laws at the University...

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  • no image Transfer Duty Concessions: Selling Properties to Your Own Super Fund

    The Western Australian Duties Act 2008 was recently amended in relation to the sale of dutiable assets (e.g. land and buildings) to superannuation funds by their members. Such transactions, when properly structured, may be liable to $20 nominal duty instead...

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