Categories for Residential

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 Withholding – buyer of newly constructed homes & new subdivision properties.

25/1/2018
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Makes me laugh that “the Federal Government will strengthen compliance” BY MAKING OTHER PEOPLE DO THEIR JOB!!!! Yet another coming tax trap for buyers of new properties. GST Withholding.From 1 July 2018, the Federal 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. Under the current law (where the GST is included in...

Subdivided lot concession-Land Tax Assessment Act 2002

26/9/2017
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Section 43A of the Land Tax Assessment Act 2002provides a concession for the amount of land tax payable on subdivided lots owned at 30 June each year.This concession allows subdividers to pay land tax and metropolitan region improvement tax on the lower undeveloped or englobo value of land holdings, rather than the full subdivided value of lots, for one year after the creation of the lots. The unimproved value of each subdivided lot still held at 30 June immediately preceding the...

SCAM ALERT – Did that person, really send you that?

19/9/2017
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In what is suspected to be a “man in the middle scam”, funds were unwittingly deposited by a purchaser into an east coast bank account in the lead up to a settlement and then transferred by the scammers to an overseas account resulting in a significant loss of $557,000. Typically, this type of scam will occur when the contents of person’s private emails are accessed and details of future financial transactions are seized upon by scammers. Victims will be contacted...