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18 Feb 2005 - QLD - Pay-roll start date proclaimed11 Feb 2005 - Loss Recoupment Rules for Companies - Draft Legislation11 Feb 2005 - HSH Hotels (Australia) Ltd v Commissioner of State Taxation  SASC 3911 Feb 2005 - SA Land Tax Relief10 Feb 2005 - Tax Changes to Help More Australians8 Feb 2005 - Chief Commissioner of State Revenue v Dick Smith Electronics Holdings Pty Ltd  HCA 38 Feb 2005 - $244m Injection into Australians' Retirement Savings8 Feb 2005 - Williams and Commissioner of Taxation  AATA 1137 Feb 2005 - Simplified Imputation System: Share Capital Tainting7 Feb 2005 - Government Consults on Proposed Corporate Governance Reforms1 Feb 2005 - Penalties for repeated failure to keep good records24 Jan 2005 - Thin Capitalisation - International Financial Reporting Standards21 Jan 2005 - Treasury Discussion Paper Released: Review of the Provision of Pensions in Small Superannuation Funds19 Jan 2005 - Taxation of Foreign branch amounts19 Jan 2005 - Superannuation Choice - A smooth transition for business and employees12 Jan 2005 - Government Seeks Public Comment on Choice Regulations23 Dec 2004 - Vic Revenue Ruling - PT-108 - Employment Agency Contracts Declaration by Clients Exempt Under Section 1023 Dec 2004 - Tax Office approach to accessing corporate documents22 Dec 2004 - Income splitting and superannuation22 Dec 2004 - Board Of Taxation Appointments21 Dec 2004 - States Receive GST Windfall20 Dec 2004 - More Time For Consolidated Groups To Make Elections17 Dec 2004 - Taxpayers' Charter stands up to ANAO scrutiny16 Dec 2004 - Outcome of the Review of Aspects of Income Tax Self Assessment15 Dec 2004 - Government Reaffirms Commitment to Transport Industry15 Dec 2004 - Effective life changes8 Dec 2004 - Government Fulfils GST Promise to Residents in Retirement Villages6 Dec 2004 - Superannuation Choice Of Fund Advisory Committee2 Dec 2004 - Super Co-Contribution Scheme Working for Women29 Nov 2004 - Super Co-Contribution Off to a Flying Start18 Nov 2004 - Report by Inspector-General of Taxation18 Nov 2004 - Government Introduces Five Tax Bills3 Nov 2004 - Public Consultation On the Transition To Retirement Policy2 Nov 2004 - Choice of Superannuation Fund Regulations - Release of Consultation Paper29 Oct 2004 - Draft Legislation on Long-Term Contracts Released for Consultation
2004 Election - Government in Caretaker Mode
23 August 2004: Labor Deceit on Payroll Tax Plans13 August 2004: Australia-United States Financial Services Discussions13 August 2004: GST Concessions for Retirement Villages to be Protected12 August 2004: New Measures to Support the Trucking Industry5 August 2004: Taxation of Financial Arrangements: Easing Compliance Costs5 August 2004: Terms of Reference for Review into DIY Super2 August 2004: Administrative treatment of retrospective legislation7 July 2004: Super Safety Net Expanded6 July 2004: Helping Small Business to get on with the Job6 July 2004: Super Guarantee Reporting Made Simpler for Small Business30 June 2004: July 1 Super Changes a Sure Bet for Australian Workers30 June 2004: Fairer Treatment for Small Business Tax Debts29 June 2004: Funding Boosted for Regulators27 June 2004: A Week of Super Reforms a Boon for Australian Workers22 June 2004: 2004-05 NSW Treasury Budget Papers 21 June 2004: Employees to Control Their Superannuation18 June 2004: Government Delivers Sweeping International Tax Reforms16 June 2004: Simple Disclosure of Superannuation Fees and Charges16 June 2004: New Complying Market Linked Pension15 June 2004: Fuel Excise Reforms27 May 2004: Commissioner of Taxation v Hart  HCA 2627 May 2004: Fairer Treatment for Interdependent Relationships24 May 2004: 'At Call' Loans Red Tape to be Cut for Small Business11 May 2004: 2004-05 Budget papers and media releases11 May 2004: Taxation and Superannuation Compliance11 May 2004: 2004-05 Budget - Market Regulation Measures11 May 2004: Australian Prudential Regulation Authority - Strengthened Capabilities11 May 2004: All States and Territories Better Off From GST11 May 2004: Small Business Tax Simplification11 May 2004: Offshore Petroleum Exploration Incentive11 May 2004: Increase in Fringe Benefits Tax Exemption Thresholds for Long Service Award Benefits11 May 2004: Fringe Benefits Tax Concessions for Public Ambulance Services11 May 2004: Support for Organisations Affected by Eligibility Changes to Fringe Benefits Tax Concessions 11 May 2004: Final Response to the Charities Definition Inquiry11 May 2004: Wine Industry Assistance11 May 2004: Boosting Retirement Savings11 May 2004: Personal Tax Cuts11 May 2004: More Help for Families11 May 2004: GST and Extension of the Concession for Veterans' Cars11 May 2004: Goods and Services Tax and Barter Trade Exchange Schemes11 May 2004: Taxation Concessions for Irrigation Water Providers11 May 2004: Uniform Capital Allowances ? Deductions for the Cost of Acquiring Certain Telecommunications Rights11 May 2004: Improving the Integrity of the Superannuation System11 May 2004: Changes Relating to Tax Concessions for Philanthropy11 May 2004: Income Tax ? Standard Set of Age Criteria for Dependent Child Relation Concessions11 May 2004: Simplification of Foreign Employment Exemption11 May 2004: Income Tax Exemption for Certain Military Compensation Payments11 May 2004: Increase in Medicare Levy Low Income Thresholds11 May 2004: Phasing Down of the Land Transport Facilities Borrowings Tax Offset Scheme11 May 2004: Fringe Benefits Tax ? Exemptions And Reporting Exclusions11 May 2004: Foreign Resident Withholding Arrangements11 May 2004: Capital Gains Tax Improvements6 May 2004: Venture capital regime now complete4 May 2004: Amendments to Super Co-contribution Regulations Open for Public Comment28 April 2004: Business Coalition's $5b Wish-list but no Word on Reducing Super Fees30 April 2004: Government Reaffirms the Existing Corporate Taxation Treatment of Options Granted to Employees15 April 2004: PS LA 2004/1(GA)- Lodgment Opportunity for Family Trust and Interposed Entity Elections. Click on the links to the document. The links may take a moment to appear.7 April 2004: Improved tax loss recoupment rules for companies6 April 2004: Business to have a say on tax treatment of 'at call' loans6 April 2004: NSW Mini Budget 1 April 2004: One more year for transition to FBT exemption for payments to worker entitlement funds1 April 2004: Key International Tax Reforms to Benefit Business31 March 2004: Government Boosts Safety for Super Funds29 March 2004: Release Of Discussion Paper on Income Tax Self Assessment29 March 2004: Review of Income Tax Self Assessment14 March 2004: Matched Super Extended to One Million More Australians11 March 2004: Financial Services Reform - A New Era for Financial Services10 March 2004: Single Figure Disclosure for Super Fees and Charges1 March 2004: Tax Changes Increase Opportunities for Australian Businesses25 February 2004: Changes to capital gains tax law25 February 2004: Australia's Demographic Challenges25 February 2004: A More Flexible and Adaptable Retirement Income System23 February 2004: Skilled People are the Key to Success20 February 2004: Low Income Earners' Matched Super Contributions18 February 2004: Labor Wide of the Mark on Tax Evasion11 February 2004: Financial Services Reform Act 2001 - Relief for advice provided by accountants in relation to Self Managed Superannuation11 February 2004: Commissioner's letter to the Company Chairs on complying with tax9 February 2004: Inspector-General of Taxation's First Report6 February 2004: Inspector General's January 2004 Consultation List5 February 2004: New Australia-Mexico Tax Treaty30 January 2004: Ministers Enhance the Trans-Tasman Business Environment16 January 2004: Australia-United Kingdom and Australia-Russia Tax Treaties1 January 2004: New Land Tax Information Booklet from the NSW Office of State Revenue
4 Mar 2005 - TelePacific Pty Limited v Commissioner of Taxation  FCA 1583 Mar 2005 - Reichert and Tax Agents' Board of New South Wales  AATA 18824 Feb 2005 - Croker v Commissioner of Taxation  FCA 12721 Jan 2005 - Crane and Commissioner of Taxation  AATA 6120 Jan 2005 - Ashworth and Commissioner of Taxation  AATA 5419 Jan 2005 - Baldwin and Commissioner of Taxation  AATA 4418 Jan 2005 - G Cassegrain and Co Pty Ltd and Anor and Commissioner of Taxation  AATA 726 Jan 2005 - Allseas Marine Contractors SA and Commissioner of Taxation  AATA 76 Jan 2005 - Brambles Australia and Commissioner of Taxation  AATA 54 Jan 2005 - Kdouh and Commissioner of Taxation  AATA 624 Dec 2004 - Flack and Commissioner of Taxation  AATA 140724 Dec 2004 - The Taxpayer and Commissioner of Taxation  AATA 139523 Dec 2004 - Pridecraft Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Taxation  FCAFC 339 16 Dec 2004 - Drummond and Commissioner of Taxation  AATA 134215 Dec 2004 - Myers and Commissioner of Taxation  AATA 1337
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