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GST update paper


While GST is a tax that businesses deal with every day, keeping abreast of changes is now more difficult than ever. Over the past year there has been a noticeable increase in GST activity with the release of a myriad of GST cases, rulings and legislative changes.

This paper gives:

  • a summary of changes to the margin scheme
  • an update of key developments, including topical cases, recent GST rulings and ATO announcements
  • an outline of common focus areas for ATO audits
  • consideration of the application of GST to alternative structures.

Author profile

Lisa Smith CTA
Lisa is a Director of Indirect Taxes at KPMG where she specialises in GST. Lisa has worked in the Australian and Kenyan markets where she has gained extensive experience in advising clients, both private and government, on the impact of GST. Lisa has specific experience in assisting clients to apply complex GST provisions to meet their compliance obligations while structuring their affairs in an efficient manner to minimise costs and maximise project returns. Her experience extends to advising Australian and foreign-owned entities in a wide range of industries including, property, mining, financial services, retail, telecommunications, education, tourism, not-for-profit, automotive, pharmaceutical and manufacturing. - Current at 18 May 2015
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