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Australian employee share schemes - a reminder

Publication date: 20 Jul 16 | Source: CCH TAX WEEK

Issue: Issue 28, 15 Jul 2016

Pages: pp. 1-3

Abstract:

Companies who provide their Australian-based employees the opportunity to participate in an employee share scheme (ESS) have to meet mandatory reporting obligations to both those employees and to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO).

This article looks at the recently announced important changes made by the ATO, including the way in which companies must report for the 2016 tax year just completed and onwards.

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Brett FELTHAM
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James Newnham
James Newnham, CTA is a Partner in DLA Piper's Tax Team with over 16 years' experience consulting to leading Australian companies and multinational groups. He provides practical direct tax advice with consideration to his clients specific business needs. James' tax structuring experience stems from advising on various transactions including mergers, demergers, capital restructures, IPOs, private equity acquisitions, share buy-backs, and cross-border expansions. He works with emerging and mature technology clients who have specific industry based tax issues. His areas of experience include drafting the tax aspects of legal documents, tax consolidation, international tax, capital gains tax, the debt/equity rules, debt forgiveness rules, and the employee share schemes. - Current at 09 May 2016
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