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4 August, 2023

New state government housing tax!

Amid a housing supply and cost of living crisis, NSW Government has changed the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act introducing a new ‘Housing and Productivity Contribution’ that will immediately cost developers thousands. Undoubtedly the additional cost will be funnelled back to the purchasers. From 1 October 2023, the upfront construction…
9 June, 2023

GST on the supply of real property – A reminder

This is a reminder that goods and services tax (GST) does not only apply to the purchase price of real property but also settlement adjustments. Under s9.5 of the A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999 (Cth) (GST Act), consideration includes: any payment, or any act or forbearance, in…
2 December, 2022

Director Penalty Regime

Any moratoria in place since COVID-19 is now at an end. The Australian Tax Office (ATO) has reverted back to recovering outstanding tax liabilities. If you are a director of a company, it is important that you are aware that the ATO can, in particular circumstances, recover unpaid company tax…