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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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Patrick Ibbotson announced as new chairman of Maddocks June 14, 2017

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 One of Australia’s leading planning and environment lawyers has been elected the new chairman of Maddocks. Sydney-based partner Patrick Ibbotson will take over the role on 1 July. Patrick has been … Continued

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Private equity and franchise networks: the next growth phase? June 15, 2017

Australia is a franchise nation. For several years, Australia has held one of the highest levels of franchisors per capita in the world and since the global financial crisis the franchise sector has performed well … 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.