This paper takes a look at the simplified tax system, with a focus on; What's In and What's Out - comparing the STS with Non-CGT Concessions for Small Business which expire 30/6/01; An explanation of the Entry Tests (Threshold Tests) for the STS; Modified Depreciation, Accounting, and Trading Stock Rules; Grouping Rules; The consequences of Entry, Exit and the Failure to Enter.
Michael is Professor of Taxation Law at the University of Sydney. He has a PhD on Australian international taxation and is a noted researcher, having authored Is it Australia's? Residency and Source Analysed (2005, Australian Tax Research Foundation), as well as authoring and co-authoring over 590 publications and papers. From May 1999 until October 2009 he was, as Senior Tax Counsel for the Taxation Institute, in the forefront of the all major tax reform and taxation administration reforms. He continues his involvement as a member of the Treasury's Tax Treaties Advisory Panel and the Education Committee of the Tax Practitioners Board. He was awarded the Australasian Tax Teachers Association's Graham Hill medal in recognition of his "outstanding contribution to the teaching of taxation law and policy" on 21 January 2010. Current at 29 October 2012
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