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06 Dec 2018 Consultations

Treasury is consulting on the following matters. Please contact the Institute’s Tax Policy & Advocacy team if you would like to submit comments. 

Review of unfair contract term protections for small business 

This discussion paper is seeking feedback from stakeholders on the impact of the extension of unfair contract term (UCT) protections to small business and whether the objective set for the original reform has been met. 

You can submit responses to this consultation up until 21 December 2018. 

Improving black economy enforcement and offences 

The Government is seeking comments and views on a number of proposed amendments to black economy offences, penalties and streamlining prosecution processes. 

You can submit responses to this consultation up until 21 December 2018. 

Black Economy – increasing the integrity of Government procurement 

The Government is seeking comments from interested parties on the draft procurement connected policy (PCP) that was informed by an initial consultation process from 15 May to 15 June 2018. 

Once finalised, the draft PCP will implement a recommendation of the Black Economy Taskforce to require businesses seeking to tender for Australian Government procurement contracts over $4 million (inclusive of GST) to provide a statement of tax record from the ATO that indicates that they are generally compliant with their tax obligations. 

You can submit responses to this consultation up until 21 December 2018. 

Treasury Laws Amendment (Mutual Entities) Bill 2018: Tranche 2 

The Government has released for public consultation an exposure draft of the Treasury Laws Amendment (Mutual Entities) Bill 2018: Tranche 2 and explanatory materials. The Bill introduces a new bespoke capital instrument in the Corporations Act 2001 for all eligible mutual entities. 

You can submit responses to this consultation up until 24 December 2018. 

Taxation of insurance companies 

The Government is seeking information and comments from interested parties on the tax impacts of implementing the new accounting standard for insurance contracts (AASB17) which will apply mandatorily for annual reporting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2021. 

You can submit responses to this consultation up until 31 January 2019. 

Review of the early release of superannuation benefits 

The Government has released for a second round of consultation an issues paper with findings and draft proposals for reform of the rules governing the early release of superannuation benefits on compassionate and severe financial hardship grounds. 

You can submit responses to this consultation up until 15 February 2019.

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