Choosing Australia as a Holding Company Jurisdiction

09 Sep 2008
Medina grand, Melbourne
VIC

This event was part of the International Tax Series. Aimed at CFOs, in-house tax counsel, accountants, lawyers and other advisors to multinational corporate groups, this event assumed some familiarity with the subject matter, and was aimed at individuals with practical experience in the area.

Not long ago Australia was far from the top contender amongst places in which you might choose to establish the holding company or regional headquarters of a multinational group. Our tax regime was decidedly uncompetitive, especially when compared to some of our Asian neighbours. But recently something quite remarkable has happened. Somewhere along the road of reform and treaty renegotiation we underwent a transformation. Australia is now a rather attractive jurisdiction in which to locate that holding company or regional headquarters! This event covered some of the issues associated with choosing Australia as a holding company jurisdiction.


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International comparative on holding companies – How does Australia match up?

Author(s):  Peter MADDEN

This paper focuses on the following issues:

  • recent changes, positive renegotiations of treaties
  • relevant issues for considering potential holding companies
  • comparison between popular holding company jurisdictions.

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Choosing Australia as a holding company jurisdiction - Some of the fine print

Author(s):  Liam COLLINS,  Braedon CLARK

This paper focuses on complex issues that practitioners face in advising Australian holding companies with foreign subsidiaries. Issues covered include:

  • thin capitalisation
  • foreign hybrids
  • tax incentives for multinational groups
  • availability of foreign tax credits
  • recent ATO developments affecting Australian holding companies with foreign subsidiaries.

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