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Articles by Steven Lisle

Tax Lessons Learned from the 2023 Women’s World Cup

August 22nd, 2023

Just like that, the Women’s World Cup is finished! Over the past month, we’ve seen an impressive run to the semifinals from the Aussies, a few favourites knocked out early, and some intense competition on the pitch. And wouldn’t you just know it, we’ve learned a few tax-related lessons along the way! If you’re readyread more

Audit Insurance: Protecting Businesses & Sophisticated Individuals

August 2nd, 2023

In today's ever-changing and complex compliance landscape, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has also become more vigilant over time and enhanced their data-matching capabilities to increase their scrutiny of financial records – meaning individuals & businesses of all sizes and shapes face a higher risk of being audited. To safeguard against the potential financial burdenread more

Electric Vehicles – Efficient for the Environment… and Your Tax Bill?

November 11th, 2022

As the world begins to embrace electric vehicles as a suitable alternative to fossil fuel-powered transport, the Australian Government has planned to reach “net zero emissions” following the passing of Climate Change Bills. The Government’s objective in providing the FBT exemption for electric cars is to encourage increased use of electric cars on the roadread more

MP+ Federal Budget Update October 2022

October 26th, 2022

Federal Budget October 2022 - A "Strong & Sensible" Budget The October 2022-23 Federal Budget was handed down on Tuesday 25 October 2022 by Treasurer Jim Chalmers of the Albanese government off the back of their election win earlier in the year, with the preceding Morrison government handing down a pre-election budget in March. Inread more

Section 100A – How the ATO’s Crackdown on Family Trusts Might Impact You

March 30th, 2022

For years, many Australians, particularly those operating businesses, have used family trust structures as a wealth creation vehicle. The ATO has previously put trust distributions and their tax treatment under the microscope but have now refocused their attention to Section 100A ‘Reimbursement Agreements’. This could significantly impact on the overall tax position of any familyread more

Cryptocurrency – Thinking Outside the Blockchain

June 18th, 2021

Blockchain technology is by no means a new concept, but its recent explosion in the mainstream consciousness (particularly around DeFi, NFTs and the price of Bitcoin) makes it worthy of further consideration – especially from a cryptocurrency tax and compliance point of view. The scope of blockchain-based activity is incredibly complex – it’s not asread more

Deceased Estates & The Main Residence CGT Exemption

October 16th, 2020

When someone passes away, a wide range of financial considerations can arise. From funeral expenses and insurance policies to the tax implications around inherited assets, the associated complexities are most unwelcome at what is already a particularly stressful time. In this article, we’ll be focusing on that last example - particularly how Main Residence Capitalread more

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