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March 2018 Tax Newsletter

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Our March 2018 Tax Newsletter is now out!  It contains important taxation developments.  This month we discuss:

  • Bill to implement housing affordability CGT changes - As part of the 2017–2018 Budget, the Federal Government announced a range of CGT reforms to reduce pressure on housing affordability.
  • Changes to small business CGT concessions - Treasury has released draft legislation to make sure that only small business taxpayers can access the small business CGT concessions.
  • Bill to change residential property GST arrangements - A Bill has been introduced to require buyers of new residential premises and new residential subdivisions to pay the related GST directly to the ATO.
  • Corporate tax avoidance: latest ATO targets - The ATO has provided an update on its latest focus areas and the compliance projects it is undertaking to reduce corporate tax avoidance.
  • Social security means testing of lifetime retirement income streams - The Department of Social Services has released its proposed means testing rules for pooled lifetime retirement income streams.
  • ATO now issuing excess transfer balance determinations - The ATO is now sending out excess transfer balance determinations to individuals who have exceeded the superannuation transfer balance cap.

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March 2018 Tax Newsletter

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