Published on 17 Sep 09
by NEW SOUTH WALES DIVISION, THE TAX INSTITUTE
Australia's MIT industry is crucial to the Australian economy and is one of the largest and developed in the world. For the industry to grow and compete on the global stage, it is important that Australia's tax laws do not create barriers to investment in MITs. To this end, the Board of Taxation has been requested to review the tax arrangements that apply to MITs. This paper considers:
- the key issues being considered by the Board
- the Board's interim advice regarding elective CGT Treatment for MITs
- interaction between an MIT regime and the MIT withholding tax rules
- where to from here?
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Michael is a Director with PricewaterhouseCoopers specialising in the taxation of real estate, with a particular focus on cross-border real
estate transactions. Recently, Michael has advised on a number of IPOs for Australian listed property trusts
and the acquisition of assets in various jurisdictions including the USA, Japan, Singapore and Germany. Michael previously worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers in South Africa where he advised on a number of inbound and outbound transactions and operating structures.
Current at 27 August 2008
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