NT 2nd Annual Property Day
Published on 22 Feb 2013
| Took place at Crown Plaza Darwin
More than ten years after the GST was introduced and despite calls for its abolition from various quarters, stamp duty is still here and remains an important revenue source for State and Territory governments. It is likely to remain the bane of taxpayers for the forseeable future. Accordingly, accountants and lawyers need to maintain at least a general understanding of how stamp duty affects transactions and particularly the pitfalls associated with internal company restructures. This paper covers corporate reconstruction exemptions in the Northern Territory as well as common stamp duty problems and recent cases.