Published on 28 Mar 96
by SOUTH AUSTRALIAN DIVISION, THE TAX INSTITUTE
This article discusses and highlights the tax and legal aspects of the purchase, operation, and disposal of a franchise. It deals with the various forms of franchises (product, manufacturing, and system) and includes: the Franchising Code of Practice; a structure; types of fees payable; capital and revenue implications; treatments of the initial fee and pre-franchise payments; goodwill; and stamp duty.
Ramsey is a Partner at DMAW Lawyers. For over 20 years, Ramsey has been servicing the legal requirements of start up and existing franchise systems in diverse industries and in different countries. Ramsey is a past National Director of the Franchise Council of Australia, a committee member of the South Australian Chapter of the Franchise Council of Australia and a member of the Law Society of South Australia. Current at 19 August 2005
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Michael Butler CTA
Michael is the Partner in charge of the Finlaysons Tax & Revenue Group. Michael advises domestic and foreign clients on federal, international and state tax matters, and has a special interest in mining and property taxation, corporate restructurings, international tax issues, and estate and succession planning. Michael is the Visiting Lecturer in Tax at the University of Adelaide Law School, and is a regular contributor to The Tax Institute events. Current at 19 March 2015
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