Published on 29 Mar 2006
| Took place at Grace Hotel, Sydney, NSW
2005 saw further changes in NSW stamp duty and other state taxes. A new duty on dealings in put and call options came into effect. Vendor duty was abolished. Important developments have occurred in case law. The High Court has handed down two significant cases that consider land tax and duty issues arising out of unit trusts, the CPT Custodian case and Halloran's case. The treatment of trusts generally remains troublesome. When will a resettlement be dutiable and when will it not? Continuing difficulties arise in dealings in land rich entities including valuation problems. The treatment of corporate reorganisations also gives rise to difficult issues, for example where partnerships are interposed in corporate structures. There have also been developments in the case law as to what is a dutiable hire of goods. Find out about these and other problem areas.
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