Tax

MinterEllison's national tax team provides clients with innovative tax structuring and advisory services that are independent and cost effective. As one of the largest tax teams of any Australian law firm, we assist clients on the full spectrum of tax laws, including income tax, international tax, capital gains tax, stamp duty, GST and other federal and state taxes. We regularly act on some of Australia's leading transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, restructures and capital raisings, cross-border financing, and project and structured financing.

Our long-standing referral relationships with some of the leading international tax practices in Asia, Europe and the Americas, has allowed us to provide comprehensive advice on some of the largest and most complex cross-border global transactions undertaken in recent years.

Our specialist tax controversy lawyers have strong credentials in dealing with revenue authorities in taxation disputes, from negotiating settlements to appeals in the state and federal courts, through to the High Court of Australia.

Through our ongoing participation in industry associations and specialist tax organisations, we are often invited to comment on current and proposed legislation and rulings.

17 May 2017

A breaking news tax update on the Practical Compliance Guideline issued 16 May 2017.

The Australian Taxation (ATO) has today issued a draft 'Practical Compliance Guideline' which sets out how it intends to deal with cross-border related party financing arrangements from 1 July 2017.

9 May 2017

In this MinterEllison tax bulletin, we highlight the key tax measures which have emerged in the Budget, focusing on business taxpayers and those measures which have been announced for the first time on Budget night.

9 May 2017

On 31 March 2017, the Supreme Court of Victoria handed down a decision confirming that the transition of a partnership interest was not subject to transfer duty under the Duties Act 2000 (Vic) (the Act). Despite the clear reasoning of the Supreme Court and the strong historical judicial support for the decision, disappointingly the Victorian Commissioner of State Revenue (Commissioner) has appealed the decision.

20 April 2017

With the recent introduction of the National Court Framework, Chief Justice Allsop has issued new Federal Court of Australia Practice Notes including a new practice note for the management of taxation cases. The new taxation practice note has been in effect from 26 October 2016 and to the extent practicable, apply to proceedings filed before, or after, the date of issuing.

10 March 2017

The Victorian Government has announced that it intends to introduce a suite of initiatives to increase housing affordability and re-balance the market between investors and home buyers.