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Losing my Losses: Are the loss restriction rules applying to Australia's tax transparent companies adequate?

Published on 01 Jul 08 by "AUSTRALIAN TAX FORUM" JOURNAL ARTICLE

It has been argued that the Australian government prefers an entity tax approach for business forms providing member(s) with limited liability and separate entity status. This contrasts a number of foreign jurisdictions that have provided tax transparency to such business forms (‘tax transparent companies’), with income and/or losses directly allocated to members for tax purposes. Examples of foreign tax transparent companies include S Corporations and Limited Liability Companies in the United States, Limited Liability Partnerships in the United Kingdom; and Loss Attributing Qualifying Companies and new limited partnerships in New Zealand.

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Brett FREUDENBERG

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