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GST treatment of real estate

Published on 15 Feb 00 by VICTORIAN DIVISION, THE TAX INSTITUTE

This paper unravels the complexities of the GST legislation as it relates to real estate, with examples provided to help readers understand both strategic benefits to be gained from the introduction of the GST and the requisite compliance requirements relating to property. The paper will assist tax practitioners to recognise and plan for GST liabilities when advising clients involved with real estate transactions.

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Lachlan R WOLFERS
Lachlan is a tax partner at KPMG and a director of KPMG Tax Lawyers Pty Ltd. Lachlan is the leader of KPMG's indirect tax practice in Sydney, and in recent years, has developed an extensive tax litigation practice. Lachlan is a National Councillor of the Taxation Institute, and Chair of its Corporate Subcommittee and former Chair of its GST and Indirect Tax Subcommittee. Lachlan has written for a vast range of publications, including on the topics of CGT, GST and income tax, and is a regular media commentator on tax matters.
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