Taxation & Estate Planning Articles

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KMT Partners
KMT PARTNERS  |  FRIDAY, 20 MAY 2022
With the end of financial year 2022 just around the corner, there are some key updates that you should be aware of for this tax season. After some two years of leniency, the ATO is ramping up its debt collection activities. Read more
Graeme Colley
GRAEME COLLEY  |  FRIDAY, 13 MAY 2022
Many trustees and members of not only SMSFs, but also public offer superannuation funds, are interested in the payment of death benefits if they or their spouse were to die. During many conversations with couples, the question, 'but what if we were ... Read more
Dominique Perry
DOMINIQUE PERRY  |  FRIDAY, 18 MAR 2022
One of the supposed benefits of a discretionary trust is that it protects the assets of the key beneficiary(s) of the trust from attack by creditors. Read more
Juston Jirwander
JUSTON JIRWANDER  |  WEDNESDAY, 3 NOV 2021
The Family Tax Benefit (FTB) is a two-part payment to assist with the cost of raising children. Read more
KMT Partners
KMT PARTNERS  |  FRIDAY, 11 JUN 2021
Every March 31, the fringe benefits tax (FBT) year ends. With the ever-increasing budget deficits as a result of COVID-19, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will be reviewing whether all employers who should be paying FBT, are paying it and that ... Read more
April Kennedy
APRIL KENNEDY  |  FRIDAY, 20 NOV 2020
Capacity can be an emotionally charged topic, especially in relation to dementia or Alzheimer's disease and other degenerative conditions. This paper discusses how a Will might be challenged on the basis of mental capacity and why this is such an important ... Read more
Geoffrey Milani
GEOFFREY MILANI  |  TUESDAY, 27 OCT 2020
Many people generously leave gifts to charities in their Wills to support the community or important causes. Unfortunately, these gifts sometimes run into issues when the charities named in the Will amalgamate with other charities, are wound up, or ... Read more
Letty Chen
LYNNE GIBSON , LETTY CHEN  |  FRIDAY, 21 AUG 2020
Expenses associated with the running of an individual's home are usually private and domestic and nature. However, deductions for 'home office expenses' may be available under section 8-1 and Div 40 of the Income Tax assessment Act 1997 ... Read more
Janet Manzanero-Caruana
JANET MANZANERO-CARUANA  |  FRIDAY, 31 JAN 2020
Selling one's home without the main residence exemption can mean a substantial tax bill. The capital gains tax (CGT) main residence exemption (the exemption) is available to all Australian residents. Read more
Kerstin Glomb
KERSTIN GLOMB  |  FRIDAY, 27 SEP 2019
Most people have come across enduring powers of attorney (EPA), but there is still uncertainty around what an attorney can and cannot do. Read more
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