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Assisting the Commonwealth Government in drafting and negotiating major agreements June 23, 2017

Maddocks advised the Commonwealth Department of Health on the drafting and negotiation of the Sixth Community Pharmacy Agreement (the 6CPA) with the Pharmacy Guild of Australia. Since 1990, the Government and the Pharmacy Guild have … Continued

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Maddocks appoints special counsel to Property team October 5, 2017

Thursday 5 October 2017 Mike Steell has joined Maddocks as a special counsel in the firm’s Property team. Mike joins Maddocks from Clarendon Lawyers, where he was a director. Before that, he worked in the … Continued

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Court of Appeal confirms VCAT decision in Southern Cross case October 20, 2017

The Courts have again confirmed the use of the direct comparison approach is often the most reliable method of valuing what a hypothetical and willing (but not anxious) vendor and purchaser would agree to. This … 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.