Published on 01 Oct 16
by "TAXATION IN AUSTRALIA" JOURNAL ARTICLE
The majority of state and territory jurisdictions now generally only impose duty on transactions involving land or landholding entities. Most jurisdictions no longer subject acquisitions of business assets to duty; however, in each jurisdiction, some notable exceptions still apply. This article explores some of the topical issues arising in duty law throughout the Australian states and territories. The first part of the article considers the current ramifications of acquiring businesses operating in different states and territories.
The second part of the article considers the implications of acquiring interests in landholding entities now that most Australian jurisdictions, including NSW, have moved towards a land-based regime for imposing duty. The final part of the article briefly reviews some of the common duty concessions or exemptions that arise in land and business restructures.
Justin is a Lawyer with Cowell Clarke.
Current at 1 October 2016
Peter Slegers, LLB (Hons), MTax, CTA
Peter heads Cowell Clarke's tax and revenue practice group. Peter advises and acts for a wide range of public and private companies as well as for the trustees of self managed superannuation funds.
Peter’s areas of expertise include: income tax (as it impacts on business and high net worth clients); capital gains tax; goods and services tax; state taxes and superannuation law. Peter also does succession planning work and is involved in significant business restructures.
Peter is regularly involved in advising SMSF trustees on issues associated with superannuation income streams.
Peter has a master’s degree in taxation from the University of NSW – ATAX School. Peter is also a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the SMSF Professionals Association of Australia Ltd.
Peter is a member of the Tax Institute’s South Australian State Council.
- Current at
19 July 2017