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MITs, CIVs, IMR and other TLA s


The Report of the Australian Financial Centre Forum has produced a number of tax related
recommendations, two of which are the focus of this article: the investment manager regime and the collective investment vehicle proposals. What connects these topics is the establishment of an overarching policy and structure designed to improve the effectiveness of the existing regime for the taxation of investment income where there is a separation of economic ownership and management, and to improve the attractiveness of Australia as a financial services centre.

The article accordingly discusses the revised managed investment trusts (MIT) withholding regime and current and future issues, elective capital gains tax treatment of certain MIT assets, the scope of the MIT definition, the board of Taxation MIT review and the government response, the proposed investment manager regime, the Johnson Report, the Treasury consultation paper and current developments, and the collective investment review and what it may bring.

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Andrew Mills CTA-Life
Photo of author, Andrew MILLS Andrew has overall responsibility for the ATO’s law practice, including law interpretation, dispute resolution and the ATO’s role in policy and law design. Andrew has more than 30 years of experience in taxation, including periods in the ATO, commerce and the tax profession. Andrew was a Director at Greenwoods & Freehills for more than 20 years and managing director of the firm from 2006 to 2011. Andrew was President of The Tax Institute in 2006–2007, is a former Governor of the Taxation Research Foundation and also represented industry bodies across a number of sectors. Andrew holds a Bachelor of Business, a Master of Laws and a Graduate Diploma in Tax Law. He is a Chartered Taxation Adviser (Life) of The Tax Institute, a member of the International Fiscal Association and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. - Current at 29 November 2017
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