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GST hot topics & recent developments paper


The GST system continues to develop and mature with a number of important cases and rulings continuing to emerge on a regular basis. This paper examines and explores some of the key developments that have taken place over the past 12 months including:

  • reliance Carpets and the treatment of security deposits
  • the approach of the Courts and AAT to the imposition of penalties for nonpayment/underpayment of GST
  • mixed and composite supplies - when is something really "free"?
  • the application of GST to charities and not-for-profits
  • trusts and bare trusts as separate taxpaying entities
  • real property - continuing to create real issues especially for residential property developers.

Author profile:

Andre Spnovic CTA
Andre heads up the Indirect Tax group Nationally at BDO. His primary areas of expertise are GST, Australia-wide stamp duties and fuel tax credits. He has over 20 years of experience in providing transaction advisory and indirect tax compliance support to a range of clients particularly in the SME market, and has developed a reputation for providing practical, commercial and innovative solutions to clients in the SME space. Current at 02 June 2015 Click here to expand/collapse more articles by Andre SPNOVIC.

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