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GST essentials for distressed asset sales

Published on 01 Apr 09 by "TAXATION IN AUSTRALIA" JOURNAL ARTICLE

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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Mark West CTA
Photo of author, Mark WEST Mark is a qualified as a lawyer, chartered accountant and chartered tax adviser, Mark provides advice across the spectrum of taxes. Mark assists with all legal matters involving taxation law. He advises on appropriate business or investment structures/restructures and on making applications for rulings from the ATO. He assists with tax audits and with related settlement negotiations with the ATO and State revenue authorities. He has acted for clients in tax cases before the Administrative Appeals Tribunal and the Full Federal Court. Mark been listed as a leading tax lawyer in Queensland by Doyles Guide and The Best Lawyers™ in Australia. - Current at 15 March 2021
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David Marschke CTA
Photo of author, David MARSCHKE David is a specialist tax and legal adviser who acts for listed and private corporate groups, and their owners, in all areas of tax and related law including GST and state taxes. David has been involved in a wide range M&A transactions assisting listed and unlisted entities and has significant expertise dealing with tax effective business restructures and exits. He is a specialist adviser on trust law and taxation of trusts including MITs. David recently founded dbm horizons as a boutique legal, tax and consulting firm. Prior to founding dbm horizons David was a tax partner at national law firm. In addition, David has significant experience assisting taxpayers and their advisers in dispute matters including tax reviews, audits and complex tax negotiations, and settlements with the ATO and the State revenue offices. David is a Legal Practitioner, Registered Tax Agent, Chartered Tax Adviser and is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. - Current at 11 July 2018
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