Compensation for natural disasters: The tax considerations
Member Price: $20.00
Non Member Price: $26.00
Publication date: 01 Dec 11
Source: "TAXATION IN AUSTRALIA" JOURNAL ARTICLE
The financial impact of natural disasters (including floods and cyclones) on business taxpayers can be immense and, in some cases, sufficient to result in the business ceasing to operate. As a result of recent natural disasters, federal and state governments have made certain grants to affected businesses in the form of cash payments and reimbursements.
This article reviews the potential application of goods and services tax on the receipt of such grants, in addition to the entitlement to input tax credits for related acquisitions. This article also reviews the income tax treatment of certain grants and the availability of tax deductions for expenditure related to
the grant moneys received.
Author profile:Thomas Delany CTA
Tom is a Senior Lecturer in Taxation Law for the School of Law at the University of Southern Queensland.
Current at 01 December 2011
Click here to expand/collapse more articles by Tom DELANY.