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GST Withholding Bill – new residential properties and subdivisions – expected 1 July 2018

2/9/2018
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The GST on property transactions measure has been introduced, as schedule 5 to the Treasury Laws Amendment (2018 Measures No. 1) Bill 2018.To recap:The Government will strengthen compliance with the Goods & Service Tax (GST) law by requiring purchasers of newly constructed residential properties or new subdivisions to remit the GST directly to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) as part of settlement. The measure will require the purchaser of newly constructed residential properties of new subdivisions to remit the GST...

GST at Settlement Update

9/6/2018
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GST UpdateReview of the GST at settlement measureNow that the GST measure has been operating for 6 weeks the ATO have put together a Process Review Document HEREATO invite interested parties to be part of a Webinar: GST at settlement – Process guidance and common questions – Thursday 6 September  2-3pmThis webinar will focus on the GST at settlement process for purchasers and suppliers. We will also cover some of the issues we have identified with forms received so far and...

GST and Residential contract

8/6/2018
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Just a reminder that GST is now a query of every Residential contract dated on & post 1/7/18. Not just the obvious ‘new land or new builds’, since ‘New Residential Premises’ under the Taxation administration act, may still be quite aged properties!“The term ‘new residential premises’ is defined in s 40-75 of the GST Act:Residential premises are new residential premises if they:a. have not previously been sold as residential premises and have not previously been the subject of a long-term lease; orb. have...

GST Remittance – Withholding weighted on Buyer

17/5/2018
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On or after 1 July 2018, certain purchasers of new residential premises or potential residential land will be required to withhold an amount from the price of the supply for payment to us. Note: When we refer to purchasers we are also referring to lessees under long-term leases. The withholding amount is due on or before the day that consideration for the supply (other than a deposit) is first provided. If the contract is an instalment contract that will be...

Purchaser’s obligation to pay an amount for GST on taxable supplies of certain real property

27/4/2018
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LCR 2018/D1Purchaser’s obligation to pay an amount for GST on taxable supplies of certain real property “Schedule 5 of Treasury Laws Amendment (2018 Measures No. 1) Act 2018 (the Act) introduces provisions that require a purchaser of certain types of real property to make a payment to the Commissioner that represents the GST payable by the vendor. As a consequence, the purchaser then does not have a liability to the vendor for that amount.  Subject to certain exclusions a purchaser’s liability...

GST Withholding Measure Update

5/4/2018
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The Treasury Laws Amendment (2018 Measures No. 1) Bill 2018 was passed on 29 March. Under Schedule 5 of the Bill, purchasers of real estate may be required to withhold GST on the purchase price of new residential premises and new residential subdivisions and remit the GST directly to the ATO on settlement. Generally, these new rules apply to contracts entered into on or after 1 July 2018.It does not affect the sales of existing residential properties or the sales...