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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 is the Director, Tax Policy and Technical at the Tax Institute, a Senior Fellow at Melbourne University Law School and a member of the Tax and Transfer Policy Institute Advisory Board. Previously, Andrew was the Second Commissioner, Law Design & Practice, at the Australian Taxation Office from 2013 - 2019. Andrew has 40 years’ 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 and is a former Governor of the Taxation Research Foundation. In practice, Andrew was an active participant and representative of a number of industry bodies and a lecturer in the taxation in the Masters program at Sydney Law School. Andrew holds a Bachelor of Business, a Master of Laws and a Graduate Diploma in Tax Law. Andrew is a Chartered Taxation Adviser (Life), a member of the Australian Executive Committee of the International Fiscal Association and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. - Current at 03 November 2020
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