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GST & property development paper

Published on 18 Oct 08

Property developers face complex and changing GST rules and contentious scrutiny and approaches by the ATO. 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 discussed in this paper are:

  • margin scheme overview including a look at rulings and cases
  • change of purpose rules when leasing residential property
  • GST complicating retirement village developments.

Author profile:

Andrew Howe CTA
Andrew is a Director with Greenwoods & Freehills and is responsible for its national GST practice. Andrew is a longstanding member of The Tax Institute’s GST Subcommittee and actively involved in GST working groups at the Property Council of Australia, the Retirement Living Council and the Financial Services Council. Current at 05 September 2013 Click here to expand/collapse more articles by Andrew HOWE.
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