As changing tax regulation continues to modify the operating landscape for Australian businesses, the importance of having advisory support to ensure compliance and to help in achieving your business objectives is paramount.

The Tax team at Colin Biggers & Paisley works with a wide range of our clients to navigate Australian tax law as it applies to mergers and acquisitions, major projects, property transactions and day-to-day operations.
We maintain good relationships with the ATO and other authorities and remain at the forefront of developments, allowing us to achieve effective outcomes for our clients.

Recent experience includes

  • Advised a US-listed financial services entity on a restructure of its Australian operations, including preserving carry forward tax losses.

  • Advised a private company seeking to list on the ASX in relation to the availability of income tax and capital gains tax relief for a demerger.

  • Advised the Australian branch of a Chinese bank on its withholding tax liability on certain loan participation transactions.

  • Advised a religious institution on its entitlement to National Rental Affordability Scheme tax offsets.

  • Obtained ex gratia relief from the Under Treasurer of Queensland in relation to potential stamp duty liability.

  • Advised a multinational construction company on the availability of the corporate reconstruction exemption for stamp duty.

  • Advised a Chinese owned developer on the application of the GST margin scheme to the sale of lots in a mixed use development.

  • Obtained a GST private ruling for a Japanese owned developer that cash deposits of up to 20% of the purchase price were security deposits.

  • Advised on the GST implications of infrastructure development arrangements for thoroughbred racing clubs including obtaining a favourable private ruling.

  • Advised a non-for-profit organisation on its potential superannuation guarantee shortfall, the application of the government's superannuation amnesty and the preparation of a reasonably arguable position paper.

There is no media that matches this expertise.