Deceased Estates: Can I sell two years later and not pay Capital Gains Tax?

If you are the executor or beneficiary of an estate and you are struggling to sell the deceased's main residence for reasons out of your control, then the Australian Taxation Office ("ATO") Practical Compliance Guideline PCG 2019/...

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Ready, Set, Go! – Tracking the Implementation of the Recommendations of the Banking Royal Commission

Click here to download a copy of this report The report of the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry made 76 recommendations to improve the sector. With so many d...

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Very Important Amendments to Victorian Duties and Land Taxes – The State Taxation Acts Amendment Act 2019

On 27 May 2019, the 2019-20 Victorian State Budget detailed increases to the land transfer duty surcharge for foreign buyers of residential property, the absentee landowner surcharge and the removal of the land tax exemption for c...

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Why You Need a Lawyer in Your Next Lease Transaction

At first glance, the relevance of an article about property leasing to transport operators may not be obvious. Well, your fleet has to reside somewhere and it's likely you will need to lease premises for this purpose. Entering ...

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When Land-Use Planning and Road Management Lumber Logistics

Transport operators' and transport industry suppliers' core need for the public road network goes without saying. What is just as vital, but sometimes overlooked, is ensuring continued access to that network, and the best access p...

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An Update on the New GST Withholding Regime for the Sale of Residential Premises

On 1 July 2018, the Treasury Laws Amendment (2018 Measures No) Bill 2018 came into effect. The Bill introduced changes affecting both vendors and purchasers of all residential property. It is particularly relevant to the sale a...

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