On 9 April 2015, the Federal Government released exposure draft legislation to introduce a proposed new tax system for eligible managed investment trusts. The changes contained in the draft legislation largely follow...more
On 3 March 2015, legislation introducing the Exploration Development Incentive (EDI) officially passed the Australian Senate. The legislation is expected to receive Royal Assent in the coming days. The EDI has been introduced...more
In July 2013, the G20 Finance Ministers, including Australia, fully endorsed the base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) Action Plan. As a result of the Action Plan, the Australian government encouraged a new commitment to...more
On 16 October 2014, changes to Australia's thin capitalisation and non-portfolio dividend exemption rules received Royal Assent.
The changes to the thin capitalisation rules represent a significant tightening of the...more
Following its announcement in November 2013, the Australian Government has released draft legislation to enable foreign pension funds to access concessional withholding tax rates under Australia's Managed Investment Trust...more
In the 2014 Budget, the Federal Government announced that it would introduce Exploration Development Incentive (EDI) tax credits to encourage and stimulate growth in the junior mining industry. This is a simpler approach to...more
At the time the Coalition Government (Government) was elected in September 2013, there were 96 tax and superannuation proposals announced by the previous government that had not been enacted. On 6 November 2013, the...more