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GST essentials for distressed asset sales


Australia’s faltering economy has seen a rapid rise in distressed asset sales. This is the first major economic downturn since the introduction of the goods and services tax (GST), and given the complexity of the issues involved and potential for personal liability, it is critical that parties including liquidators, receivers, administrators, trustees in bankruptcy and mortgagees in possession correctly identify and comply with their GST obligations. This article considers the main issues that arise and, in particular, significant recent developments.

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Author Photo - David Marschke CTA
David Marschke CTA
David is a Chartered Accountant, tax agent and admitted lawyer. He is a partner in the Mills Oakley Private Advisory Practice based in Brisbane and previously was a partner within the tax group of a national law firm. David is a specialist adviser to the private enterprise, SME and high-wealth individuals sectors with particular experience assisting taxpayers and their advisers in dispute matters including tax reviews, audits and complex tax negotiations and settlements. He has significant expertise advising on SME, professional practice (including medical practices) and high-wealth individuals structuring and transactions with a focus on tax-effective outcomes, while understanding the potential application of the tax integrity measures including Part IVA. Current at 12 April 2016 Click here to expand/collapse more articles by David MARSCHKE.
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Mark West CTA
Mark West, CTA, is a Partner at McCullough Robertson Lawyers and is qualified both in law and as a Chartered Accountant. Mark regularly advises clients on trust related matters. He advises clients generally on income tax, CGT, GST, land tax and payroll tax matters and has acted in appeals to the AAT and Federal Court. Current at 27 June 2016 Click here to expand/collapse more articles by Mark WEST.
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