James Newnham

James Newnham

DLA Piper

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Explore: Insights from the DLA Piper Mining Sector (Global)

In This Issue: - Editorial - About our mining sector - Mirabela Nickel restructuring – An Australian first - EU import duties and the mining supply chain - Indonesia – An update on the ore and minerals...more

12/4/2014 - Australia Duties Economic Development EU Exploration Development Incentives Mineral Exploration Mining Popular Supply Chain

Australian Tax Alert: Mining For Tax Breaks? The Exploration Development Incentive Explained

The Government has released an exposure draft of the Exploration Development Incentive ("EDI") legislation. These rules intend to encourage investment in small minerals exploration companies by allowing the benefits of losses...more

10/30/2014 - Australia Mineral Exploration Mining Tax Incentives

Australian government commits to reform tax treatment of employee stock awards: 5 takeaways for US-based companies

The Australian government has committed to reform the tax treatment of employee stock awards as part of its Industry Innovation and Competitiveness Agenda, in an effort to retain top talent and boost entrepreneurship in...more

10/29/2014 - Australia Employee Benefits Employee Stock Purchase Plans ESOP Incentive Stock Options Startups Stock Options Tax Reform

Employee Share Scheme Rules Overhaul

AS FORESHADOWED IN OUR RECENT ARTICLES (4 AUGUST AND 8 OCTOBER), THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS NOW COMMITTED TO: (A) REVERSING (AT LEAST IN PART) THE CONTROVERSIAL EMPLOYEE SHARE SCHEMES TAX CHANGES IMPLEMENTED IN 2009 AND (B)...more

10/23/2014 - Australia Employee Shareholders Income Taxes Stocks

International Tax News - September 2014

BASE EROSION PROFIT SHIFTING PROJECT RECOMMENDATIONS TO COMBAT TAX AVOIDANCE BY MULTINATIONALS - At the request of the G20 Leaders, the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) has been considering...more

9/25/2014 - BEPS Corporate Taxes G20 Income Taxes International Tax Issues Multinationals Tax Evasion

Base erosion profit shifting project recommendations to combat tax avoidance by multinationals

At the request of the G20 Leaders, the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) has been considering 15 key elements to be addressed by 2015 for a co-ordinated international approach to combat tax...more

9/18/2014 - BEPS Corporate Taxes Erosion G20 Multinationals OECD Tax Evasion

Winds Of Change Sweeping Through The Employee Share Scheme Landscape

There is building momentum for the Federal Government to change laws which currently apply to employees share schemes to counter the problems arising from previous changes made in 2009, and as a result, to increase the level...more

8/5/2014 - Australia Employee Stock Purchase Plans Innovation Legislative Agendas Research and Development

International Tax News - July 2014

BITCOIN FORGES AHEAD: 3 QUICK LOOKS - Bitcoin is a decentralized peer-to-peer payment system that exists virtually and is unlimited by the constraints of countries, government or time. In an age when business leaps...more

7/28/2014 - Bitcoins Business Taxes Carbon Taxes Corporate Taxes International Tax Issues Virtual Currency

Australian Tax Update: Repeal Of The Carbon Tax - Easy Come Easy Go?

The Federal Government has fulfilled its election promise when the Senate passed the carbon tax repeal legislation on 17 July 2014. The Government achieved the repeal of the carbon tax after 2 weeks of negotiations with the...more

7/17/2014 - Australia Carbon Taxes

Explore - Insights from the DLA Piper Mining Sector

In This Issue: - Editorial - About our Mining Sector - Seismic Shift - A Whole New Ball Game – Coal Sales in China - OHADA – What Foreign Investors Need to Know - Breaking the Drought – the...more

5/24/2014 - Africa Australia CEAP China Coal Coal Industry Coal Trading Deed Registry Act Drought Exploration Development Incentives Foreign Investment Investors Mineral Exploration Mining OHADA Pacific Alliance Patent Infringement Patents Trade Secrets

Australian Tax Update: Australian Budget 2014-2015

2014-2015 Australian Federal Budget - Government takes its first steps of tax reform in preparation for a broader comprehensive review of the Australian taxation system. INTRODUCTION - The Australian Coalition...more

5/14/2014 - Australia Federal Budget Fuel Tax R&D Tax Credits

International Tax News - November 2013

US-SWISS VOLUNTARY DISCLOSURE PROGRAM: DEADLINES ARE LOOMING – SWISS BANKS NEED NOT PANIC, BUT MUST ACT SWIFTLY AND THOUGHTFULLY - The recently announced voluntary bank disclosure program between Switzerland and the...more

11/25/2013 - Australia Banks EU Foreign Bank Accounts Income Taxes IRS Tax Evasion Tax Treaty Voluntary Disclosure

Government Update On Previously Announced Tax Measures (Australia)

Over the past 12 years, 96 tax related measures have been announced by former governments which have not been legislated. These outstanding tax measures have created uncertainty for taxpayers, of varying degrees. Where a tax...more

11/8/2013 - Australia International Tax Issues Tax Rates

International Tax News - October 2013

COLOMBIA ISSUES TAX HAVENS LIST: 4 THINGS TO NOTE FOR THOSE DOING BUSINESS IN COLOMBIA - Colombia has issued its list of tax havens – an act that will negatively impact the tax effects of doing business in Colombia...more

10/31/2013 - Australia Carbon Taxes Foreign Currency GAAR India International Tax Issues Tax Haven The Patent Box UK

Australian Tax Update: Repeal Of The Carbon Tax – Easy Come Easy Go?

On 15 October 2013, the recently elected Federal Government released a Consultation Paper and exposure draft legislation to repeal the carbon pricing mechanism, otherwise known as the Carbon Tax. The Government...more

10/29/2013 - Australia Carbon Taxes Tax Reform

Native Title Taxation Measures Pass In Final Sitting Week (Australia)

SUMMARY - In its final sitting week, the Commonwealth Parliament passed three pieces of legislation which include important measures aimed at clarifying the taxation treatment of payments and benefits provided under...more

7/5/2013 - Aboriginal Issues Capital Gains Corporate Taxes Foreign Tax Income Taxes Tribal Lands

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