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State taxes - An update paper


The implications of state taxes on property development should not be under estimated. There is little doubt that the new landholder model (which replaced the land rich provisions) is the recent “big ticket” development. Its effects are likely to be significant and far reaching. However, a number of other state tax developments are not well known and continue to simmer away - including the expansion of the “beneficial interest” provisions in the Duties Act and long term leases. This paper covers these developments and others in looking at what is making news with state taxation in Victoria.

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Simon Tisher CTA
Simon was admitted to practice in April 1998 and signed the Bar Roll in May 2003. His main areas of practice are taxation and commercial litigation. Simon has over 10 years experience providing taxation advice to small and mid-tier businesses and individuals. Particular areas of expertise include capital gains tax, sales of business, trusts, asset protection, director penalty notices, deceased estates, superannuation, stamp duty and land tax. He also has experience with taxation audits and taxation litigation. Since coming to the Bar, Simon has acted for both the ATO and private taxpayers. He has been briefed to appear or advise with Senior Counsel on numerous occasions. Current at 27 May 2014 Click here to expand/collapse more articles by Simon TISHER.

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