Published on 13 Mar 08
by NATIONAL EVENTS, TAXATION INSTITUTE OF AUSTRALIA
Many property developers are still getting it wrong. From small developers building a couple of units, to larger complexes with many apartments, there are numerous GST issues to be addressed to ensure that any ATO audit activity is not a problem. With Australia's ageing population, an increase in the number of retirement villages has also created some GST traps. The key issues covered in this paper are:
- retirement villages
- margin scheme overview including a look at rulings and cases
- developments hard to sell - let's rent it out. A look at the change of purpose rules
- calculation of the ITC clawback on change of purpose.
Lachlan is the Global Head of Indirect Tax for KPMG, as well as leading the Indirect Tax and Tax Technology practices for KPMG China. As part of his role in KPMG China, Lachlan led KPMG China’s efforts in relation to the VAT reform pilot program in China, including providing advice to various Government agencies in relation to several key aspects of the VAT reforms, including the application of VAT to financial services, insurance, construction and real estate, transfers of a business, as well as other reforms relating to the introduction of Advance Rulings in China. Previously he was a partner of KPMG Australia for over 11 years as the head of Indirect Tax in Sydney, and the National head of Tax Controversy services for KPMG Tax Lawyers Pty Ltd. Lachlan is also formerly a Director of the Tax Institute.
- Current at
30 September 2019