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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
Andrew commenced the role of Second Commissioner in March 2014. 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 over 30 years experience in taxation including periods in the ATO, commerce and the tax profession. Andrew was a Director of the specialist national tax firm, Greenwoods & Freehills for over 20 years and Managing Director of the firm from 2006 to 2011. Andrew was the 2006-2007 President of The Tax Institute, a Governor of the Taxation Research Foundation and also represented industry bodies across a number of sectors. Current at 18 May 2015 Click here to expand/collapse more articles by Andrew MILLS.
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