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Back to basics: Overview of the regime paper


This paper is an introduction to employee share schemes and provides an overview of the taxation of employee share schemes, including:

  • why we have Division 13A and how we have got to where we are
  • what is an employee share scheme and why provide them?
  • what is assessed and when, dealing with qualifying and non-qualifying shares.

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Scott Treatt CTA
Photo of author, Scott TREATT Scott Treatt is the General Manager of Tax Policy and Advocacy at The Tax Institute. He is a Chartered Tax Advisor and has been practicing as a tax specialist since 1997, gaining his experience in large 2nd tier and Big 4 accounting firms as well as Government. Through the years he has been engaged on direct and indirect tax issues pertaining to individuals, start-ups, small businesses, private groups and multinationals, addressing issues including, but certainly not limited to, asset, business and entity transactions and disposals, insolvencies, structuring, succession and disputes (within family groups as well as with the ATO). Scott has a passion for our tax system and tax education, continuously seeking to find opportunities to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of both. He is a regular presenter at industry events and had been a lecturer for some 12 years in The Tax Institute’s structured education programs. - Current at 19 November 2020
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