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Company tax concessions: A shareholder’s perspective


This article critically analyses the concept of a dividend in the context of s 44(1) of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936, clarifies the nature of corporate distributions, and identifies the tax concessions that may be clawed back on the distribution of company profits.

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Thomas Delany CTA
Tom Delany, CTA, Tax Partner Pty Ltd Tom is the principal in Tax Partner Pty Ltd which provides tax training and tax consultancy services to accounting and legal firms. The tax training includes a suite of professional development courses on various tax topics and the tax consultancy services includes a wide range of tax advisory services such as high level tax planning in addition to preparing tax advices, private ruling requests and objections and dealing with a variety of tax related topics. Up to December 2013 Tom held the position of Senior Lecturer in Taxation Law and Practice subjects in the School of Law and Justice at the University of Southern Queensland. Tom regularly presents tax seminars to accountants, lawyers and business owners. Tom has been widely published on taxation issues. Tom holds a Master of Taxation from the University of New South Wales, a Bachelor of Business (with Distinction) from the University of Southern Queensland, is a FCPA, Chartered Accountant, Tax Agent and a Chartered Tax Adviser. Current at 09 December 2015 Click here to expand/collapse more articles by Tom DELANY.
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