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Assisting on whole of government technology agreements November 2, 2017

Maddocks advised the Commonwealth Government’s Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) on its whole of government purchasing agreement with SAP. The DTA was set up in 2015 to assist government departments and agencies with digital transformation and … Continued

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Winner of the first William Ah Ket Scholarship announced November 21, 2017

Tuesday 21 November 2017 A solicitor in a Victorian government agency is the first winner of the William Ah Ket Scholarship, a $5,000 prize named after the first barrister of Chinese heritage in Australia. K … Continued

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Maximum term contracts considered by the Commission: has their use expired? December 11, 2017

Last week, in what is a decision with potentially significant implications, the Fair Work Commission Full Bench has overturned the legal principle underpinning the widespread use of maximum term contracts. These contracts are a common … Continued

It’s June, and trust income distribution time

So, it’s June again and time to start thinking about making valid distributions of trust income by 30 June 2017. The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is again reminding the tax and accounting community it expects valid trust distributions to be made by 30 June 2017, so as to create present entitlements in favour of eligible beneficiaries. Make sure these resolutions are made, documented and finalised by 30 June.

And have you considered how family groups with adult beneficiaries in the highest tax bracket may make use of a trust distribution to a bucket company? These strategies should be considered particularly in circumstances where, from 1 July 2017, the highest marginal tax rate will reduce by 2% when the Temporary Budget Repair Levy expires.

So, it’s June again and time to start thinking about making valid distributions of trust income by 30 June 2017. The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is again reminding the tax and accounting community it expects valid trust distributions to be made by 30 June 2017, so as to create present entitlements in favour of eligible beneficiaries. Make sure these resolutions are made, documented and finalised by 30 June.

And have you considered how family groups with adult beneficiaries in the highest tax bracket may make use of a trust distribution to a bucket company? These strategies should be considered particularly in circumstances where, from 1 July 2017, the highest marginal tax rate will reduce by 2% when the Temporary Budget Repair Levy expires.