Published on 17 Oct 03
by SOUTH AUSTRALIAN DIVISION, THE TAX INSTITUTE
These case studies l consider recent developments and trends regarding the deductibility of:
- 'black-hole' and similar expenditure
- interest, including implications arising from Anovoy (interest on loan used to buy house for profit making purposes), Spassked (interest on loan to acquire shares in subsidiary company), Hart (split loan facilities), Firth (capital protected equity loan), Brown and Jones (cessation of a business)
- foreign exchange losses
- sale and leaseback, and hire-purchase, expenditure.
Michael Butler FTIA is a Partner at Finlaysons' Tax & Revenue Group. Michael advises both domestic
and foreign clients on federal, international and state tax matters, and has a special interest in property tax
issues. Michael is the author of the book "Australian Federal Company Taxation" and a regular contributor to Taxation
Institute of Australia events.
Current at 23 March 2009
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