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Tax design, international philanthropy and the “in Australia” special conditions

Published on 01 Dec 14 by "TAXATION IN AUSTRALIA" JOURNAL ARTICLE

The newly elected federal government announced in December 2013 that it would abandon many of the proposed changes to the tax laws announced by its predecessor. One of the proposed changes not to be abandoned was amendments to the laws limiting the overseas activities of charities. The legislation, known colloquially as the “in Australia” amendments, is now expected to be introduced in 2015.

In this article, the author argues that review of Australia’s international philanthropic engagement is timely. Locating 12 issues to consider within the rubric of the fi ve design principles which are to inform Australia’s Future Tax System, the author suggests that the “in Australia” discussion is a part of a wider discussion about international philanthropy and Australia’s future international engagement.

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Dr Matthew Turnour
Matthew is the Chairman of Neumann & Turnour Lawyers. Current at 01 December 2014 Click here to expand/collapse more articles by Matthew Turnour.
 
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