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Shareholder Loans & Payments


Division 7A was introduced with much fanfare and was set to revolutionise the taxation of shareholder loans and payments. In recent years it may have become a 'sleeper' - but with ever increasing scrutiny by the Commissioner, now is the time to 'wake up'. Whether the issue has been the deductability of interest or the correct taxation treatment of a loan, relevant tax law issues have needed constant attention by advisors.

This session provided a detailed review of the relevant legislation and strategies that advisors should be familiar with in constructing client advice and recommendations with respect to such transactions - balancing the views of the ATO and of the profession. Reference was also made to the Treasurer's 12 December statement foreshadowing proposed amendments to Division 7A impacting distributions from family trusts to companies.

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Brent Murphy CTA
Brent is a Tax Partner in KPMG’s Sydney Private Enterprise practice. Brent has significant experience providing tax advisory services to public and private companies and private groups. Brent’s areas of expertise include the taxation of private companies and trusts and company restructures, mergers and acquisitions. Brent is a regular speaker on taxation issues, particularly those concerning private companies and trusts. Current at 02 June 2014 Click here to expand/collapse more articles by Brent MURPHY.
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