Tax Time Monthly: September Edition 2017

This issue discusses recent guidelines and updates issued by the ATO including:
  • Guidance on the new “Similar Business Test” to claim tax losses
  • Accounting for uncertain positions: AASB Interpretation 23
  • Bills introduced to increase Medicare Levy to 2.5%
  • Super death benefit paid to bankrupt via deceased estate not protected from creditors
  • NSW payroll tax: retrospective trust disclaimers ineffective for grouping purposes


  • Tax Time Monthly: August Edition 2017


    In the August edition of Tax Time Monthly, Hall Chadwick looks at recent guidelines and updates issued by the ATO including:

  • Personal Liability of a legal personal representative if deceased estate assets are distributed with a notice of claim or potential claim by the ATO
  • Safe harbour for the use of sportsperson’s name, image or likeness

  • Employee remuneration trust arrangements outside an employee share scheme
  • An early stage innovation company is required to report new share issues to investors who may be entitled to access tax incentive schemes by 31 August 2017
  • Reduction of company tax rate was not meant for passive investment companies says Revenue Minister Kelly O’Dwyer
  • Draft legislation to limit depreciation deductions for plant and equipment used in residential investment properties
  • Draft legislation for amendments to main residence exemption for foreign residents
  • Changes to superannuation reporting requirements with the introduction of the new transfer balance cap
  • ‘Netflix Tax’ now operative for non-resident suppliers to Australian consumers



  • Corporate Advisor | Winter 2017

    In the Winter issue of Corporate Advisor, we explain 12 financial-reporting, regulatory, and corporate-governance topics to inform and help CFOs and directors.

    We’re focusing mainly on regulatory issues that affect the preparation of 30 June 2017 financial reports. Apart from the AASB 1056 Superannuation Entities, there are no significant new accounting standards that require application.

    Our guest contributors from GAAP Consulting include Andrew Parker, who takes a look at new ethical responsibilities for non-compliance with laws and regulations (NOCLAR), and Colin Parker and Carmen Ridley, who explain developments regarding income tax.

    The Hall Chadwick team look forward to working with you on the challenges ahead.

    Read more here: Corporate Advisor Winter 2017.pdf


    Insolvency Presentation in Darwin

    When the wolf is at the door you need expert advice.

    Hall Chadwick and Cozens Johansen Lawyers are pleased to share the successful event of “Keeping the Wolf from the Door” which focused on the recent developments in insolvency industry.
    This complimentary seminar provided knowledge sharing as well as networking opportunities with fellow professionals in the Darwin area.

    Here’s a snapshot of some of the topics covered at the seminar:
  • Draft legislation on Safe Harbour
  • Draft legislation Ipso facto clause
  • Remuneration – What is reasonable?

  • Read more here: Keeping the Wolf from the Door.pdf