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Helping clients navigate complex tax issues, risks and challenges across the entire tax continuum

Direct tax

The tax regime in Australia is constantly changing, and revenue authorities are adopting ever stronger interpretation positions. It has never been more important to be prepared, by remaining at the forefront of emerging developments in tax law, policy and operation. Our integrated advisory team of tax professionals provide workable solutions to help you manage risk and obtain tax certainty, ranging from not only corporate and international tax issues but also employment taxes, trust taxation, partnership taxation and individual tax matters.

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Anticipating and embracing change to protect

With a track-record of creative solutions to business and tax planning issues that will protect your assets, provide flexibility and tax certainty, we'll help you to get it right with tailored advice. With deep understanding and experience of the ATO decision making process and current policy positions when structuring their transactions and managing tax risk, our tax structuring solutions span the full spectrum of taxes and the full lifecycle of a business:

  • Business structuring and restructuring
  • Tax due diligence and compliance reviews
  • Asset protection
  • Investor agreements
  • Intra-group relationships
  • Executive and employee remuneration plans
  • Business succession planning and estate planning
  • Reporting and compliance obligations, including to the ATO, ACNC, FIRB and ASIC
  • Exit strategies

 

Knowledge and expertise

Through our specialist skills, understanding of risk governance and deep sector knowledge, we offer clients insights to identify potential tax risks and achieve effective outcomes.

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Case studies

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Greyhound Resources sales

MinterEllison Tax assisted Greyhound Australia Pty Ltd in the sale of its ‘Greyhound Resources’ business.

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Greyhound Resources sales

MinterEllison Tax assisted Greyhound Australia Pty Ltd in the sale of its ‘Greyhound Resources’ business which provides bussing and coach transportation services for customers in the mining and resources sector. We provided tax advice and assistance with the tax drafting in relation to both the share sale deed and restructure agreement. Our role included ensuring that the companies being retained by Greyhound Australia Pty Ltd obtained a clear exit from the tax consolidated group of which the Target was the head company, as well as advising on the tax implications of the deferred consideration arrangements entered into as part of the transaction.

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Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) – FIFA Women's World Cup 2023

MinterEllison assisted FIFA with its tax and structuring requirements to successfully deliver the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023.

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Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) – FIFA Women's World Cup 2023

MinterEllison assisted FIFA with its tax and structuring requirements to successfully deliver the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 competition across Australia and New Zealand. Aspects of work include: Obtaining Australian income tax exemptions for FIFA and the local entity relating to the delivery and operation of the FWWC 2023; Assisting with establishing the local legal structure and funding models for FIFA and advising on their subsequent tax and transfer pricing implications; Providing tax and transfer pricing related advice on a wide range of issues including agreements, contracts, governance models, prize money, transfer of goods and services, online ticket sales and taxation of foreign sportspersons and support staff; and, working closely with Treasury and the ATO to obtain the necessary tax and legal outcomes, and provide guidance for entities involved in the delivery of the FWWC 2023.

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