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Cases and rulings for SMEs - An update paper


This paper provides an overview of significant cases and rulings of interest to practitioners advising in the SME sector. This material covered includes:

  • the latest cases to consider the availability of the CGT small business oncessions, such as Bell v FCT [2013] FCAFC 32?
  • tribunal decisions that provide further examples of how to distinguish between employees and contractors
  • the ATO’s most recent publications dealing with dividend access sharearrangements
  • any new developments with trusts.

Author profile:

Melanie Baker CTA
Melanie is a Barrister who specialises in tax. Before joining the Victorian Bar, Melanie was a Senior Associate in the tax group of Allens Arthur Robinson. Before joining Allens in 2002, Melanie worked at the ATO in Canberra for two years. As a Barrister, Melanie regularly advises, and appears on behalf of, taxpayers and the Commissioner of Taxation. Current at 07 October 2014 Click here to expand/collapse more articles by Melanie BAKER.

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