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SMSFs –– the CGT withholding regime on property transfers is far broader than many think

Most people by now may be aware of the non-resident capital gains tax withholding obligations (Withholding Regime), which arise for vendors disposing of certain taxable property. Broadly, the Withholding Regime was introduced to allow the Federal Government to obtain tax in respect of foreign vendors. However, the Withholding Regime applies to most transfers of real [read more]

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SMSF denied complying status – recent AAT decision

The recent AAT decision in Driscoll and Commissioner of Taxation [2021] AATA 3892 has important implications that all SMSF professionals (and trustees) should be aware of. We explore the facts, the implications and the lessons learnt from this case in this article. Facts On 23 January 2009, the Driscoll Superannuation Fund (Fund) was established. Mr Driscoll [read more]

SMSFs and rent relief due to COVID-19 and how to make a BDBN without witnessing

A Family Affair — D’Arcy v Emergency Services Superannuation Board (Review and Regulation) [2021] VCAT 952

In this episode of the DBA Lawyers Podcast, Zacharia Galloway, Lawyer and Bryce Figot, Special Counsel, discuss the recent VCAT decision D’Arcy v Emergency Services Superannuation Board (Review and Regulation) [2021] VCAT 952 (D’Arcy) and also discuss the upcoming Director Identification Number (DIN) requirements and what that means for company directors. Zac and Bryce briefly discuss the [read more]

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Director identification numbers needed soon

Background On 22 June 2020, the Treasury Laws Amendment (Registries Modernisation and Other Measures) Act 2020 (Cth)) received royal assent, which introduced the requirement for all directors of a company in Australia to have a director identification number (DIN). The purpose of introducing DINs is to prevent the use of fictitious director identities, assist regulators [read more]

SMSFs and rent relief due to COVID-19 and how to make a BDBN without witnessing

SMSF rollovers, salary sacrifice arrangements and SMSF deeds

 In this episode of the DBA Lawyers Podcast, Zacharia Galloway, Lawyer and Daniel Butler, Director, discuss the latest changes for SMSF rollovers, salary sacrifice arrangements and the importance of having an SMSF deed prepared by a qualified lawyer. Zac and Dan discuss the latest in changes for SMSF rollovers. From 1 October 2021, most [read more]

SMSFs and rent relief due to COVID-19 and how to make a BDBN without witnessing

What is new in the world of pensions

 In this episode of the DBA Lawyers Podcast, Zacharia Galloway, Lawyer and Bryce Figot, Special Counsel, discuss what is new in the world of pensions following the Federal Budget announcements on 11 May 2021. Bryce shares some practical tips for commuting and restarting a pension prior to or on 1 July. Bryce also discusses [read more]