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New Tax Ruling for School Building Funds

On 13 February 2013 the Australian Taxation Office released a new tax ruling for school (or college) building funds – Taxation Ruling TR 2013/2. read more →

Avoiding personal liability for your company tax debts

Under current income tax laws, the ATO can hold a director of a company personally liable for unpaid employee PAYG withholding tax debts. read more →

Green issues and energy ratings for buildings

Peter Spring of MSI Global Alliance member firm Keegan Alexander has prepared an interesting article on the sustainability and energy efficiency of high rise buildings. Of particular interest is the current “energy efficiency gap” where cost effective measures can be taken to improve efficiency to be revenue neutral, yet many are failing to implement these… read more →

New changes to WA inheritance law

Some important changes to Western Australian inheritance law came into effect on 16 January 2013. Under the terms of what is now called the Family Provision Act 1972 (formerly known as the Inheritance (Family and Dependants Provision) Act or just the “Inheritance Act”), people who believe that they have not been adequately provided for in.. read more →