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2003 News Archive

2003 News Archive
 

MEDIA RELEASES

21 December 2003: Taxation of foreign currency gains and losses - time to make choices
18 December 2003: Government Moves to Close Super Loophole
12 December 2003: Super Co-contribution Regulations Open for Public Comment
8 December 2003: Taxation of Temporary Residents
7 December 2003: Countdown To FSR - 3 Months To Go
7 December 2003: Inspector-General of Taxation Reports Back
8 December 2003: States Better Off Under GST
5 December 2003: Crackdown on Promoters of Tax Avoidance and Tax Evasion Schemes
4 December 2003: 2003-04 Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook
4 December 2003: Consolidation: Greater Flexibility Given
4 December 2003: More time to finalise asset financing reforms
4 December 2003: Regulations to Clarify the Tax Treatment of Certain Redeemable Preferences Shares
28 November 2003: Labor Proves it is Anti-Business and Bad for the Economy
27 November 2003: Safer Super for all Australian Workers
24 November 2003: Review of Aspects of Income Tax Self-Assessment
21 November 2003: GST and Long-Term Non-Reviewable Contracts
21 November 2003: Remission of General Interest Charge for Disputed Tax Debts to be Investigated
21 November 2003: Commodity Hedging Taxation Reform
13 Nov: Treasury Portfolio - Allocation of Ministerial Functions
6 Nov: Public to have Say on Australian Tax Treaty Negotiations
30 Oct: The Commissioner of Taxation - Annual Report 2002-2003
28 Oct: Advantages of Super Deal Available to All
27 Oct: Government Secures Super Boon for Australian Workers
24 Oct: Australia-Malaysia Double Taxation Agreement Amended
22 Oct: Release of OECD's Revenue Statistics
16 Oct: Capital Gains Tax Changes to Benefit Investors, Small Business and Charities
14 Oct: Draft Superannuation Splitting Regulations Released
9 Oct: A Superannuation Hat-trick
30 Sept: Government Announces Tax Changes for Overseas Super
30 Sept: 2002-03 Final Budget Outcome
26 Sept: Scare Tactics Used to Cash-In on Financial Service Licences
23 Sept 2003 - Cash Economy Taskforce Report
22 Sept 2003 - Labor Split on Helping Low Income Earners
21 Sept 2003 - On-Line registration simplifies compliance for super funds
28 August 2003 - Trans-Tasman Tax Reform Realised
19 August: Cash economy facing increased scrutiny
4 August: Minister welcomes David Vos as inaugural Inspector-General of Taxation
18 August: Tax Office to expand its audit work
1 August: About the thin capitalisation series of publications
31 July: Portability of Superannuation Benefits - Making of Regulations
30 July: Temporary residents departing Australia
30 July: Departing Australia superannuation payments (DASP) system help.view or change an application page
30 July: Non-Profit News Service No. 0041 - Media coverage of the Charities Definition Exposure Draft
22 July: Release of Charities Definition Exposure Draft
22 July: Charities Definition - Board of Taxation
10 July: Tax Office warns businesses about fake letter
1 July: "Four Corners" Program on Tax Office
30 June: Personal Income Tax Rates
30 June: Statement by Tax Commissioner Michael Carmody in response to 4 Corners
30 June: Consolidation brings in a new era in company taxation
27 June: Democrats must come to the party on Super
27 June: Boost for Trans-Tasman Investment
26 June: Effective life changes
26 June: Taxation of Infrastructure Financing Bill released for comment
25 June: Taxation of discretionary trusts - replacement of section 109UB
25 June: Labor should remove the yoke from Australian workers' nest-eggs
19 June: Departing Residents Accessing Superannuation
10 June: Large business and tax compliance
4 June: Review of Compensation Arrangements for Super Funds
4 June: Deductibility of Gifts to Crime Stoppers Australia Limited
30 May: GST law and agency relationships
30 May: Taxation of Capital Protected Products
30 May: Release of Draft Legislation on Superannuation Safety
30 May: Financial Sector Levies for 2003-04
29 May: Taxation of Financial Arrangements
27 May: Minister Releases Draft Superannuation Regulations
27 May: Government Committed to Surchage Reduction
25 May: Revitalising Superannuation
22 May: GST on Property Sales
21 May: Calmer Waters for Charter Boat Industry
14 May: Victorian Budget 2003-04: changes to taxes and duties
13 May: Tax Exemption for Second World War Compensation Payments
13 May: Simplified Tax System - Entry for Eligible Retail Fuel Outlets
Click here to read Institute President Gil Levy's media release on the 2003-2004 Federal Budget
13 May: Medical Expenses Offset - Dogs for the Guidance or Assistance of the Hearing Impaired and Other Disabled Individuals
13 May: Increase in Medicare Levy Thresholds
13 May: Financial Reporting Council - Role
13 May: ASIC Funding Boost to Target Corporate Disclosure
13 May: Review of International Taxation Arrangements
13 May: Fuel Tax Reform for the Future
13 May: Personal Income Tax Cuts
13 May: Entry Into Force Of the Protocol Amending the Australia and United States Double Tax Treaty
9 May: WA State Budget - Proposal to increase stamp duty rates for conveyances and general insurance policies
9 May: WA Stamp Duty on Policies of Insurance
2 May: Progress of Government Action to Strengthen Laws to Prevent Tax Abuse
16 April: Taxation of Capital Protected Products
9 April: Extensions to the GST Grouping Rules for Partnerships and Trusts
8 April: Taxation of Foreign Hybrids
31 March: Fringe Benefits Tax - Realigning Depreciation Rates for Cars
31 March: Minister Welcomes Passage of Inspector-General of Taxation Bill
27 March: Government Response to Nelson Report on Employee Share Ownership
27 March: Consolidation - Corporate Unit Trusts and Public Trading Trusts
27 March: Employee Benefit Trust Scheme: not tax effective
26 March 2003: Senate Extends Sitting Hours
21 March 2003: Reform of Blackholes and Rights
12 March 2003: Government Sticks to Election Promises
6 March 2003: Consolidation Legislation Passed
4 March 2003: Roll-over Relief for Simplified Tax System Partnerships
4 March 2003: Clarification on Tax Treatment of Instruments Issued by Financial Institutions
3 March 2003: OECD Survey of the Australian Economy