Published on 25 Aug 06
by WESTERN AUSTRALIAN DIVISION, THE TAX INSTITUTE
Developments in GST and property continue to be a major focus for practitioners. This paper highlights the key issues currently facing property developers, both large and small, including:
- the margin scheme debacle - what the ATO’s draft rulings really mean and an insight into recent disputes
- case study examples to highlight when GST is payable and how the margin scheme should be applied correctly
- what the Government’s announced changes mean to the sale of serviced apartments, resorts, holiday houses and retirement villages
- property developments - case studies illustrating whether you are required to be registered for GST and when you can deregister.
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