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News Flash: Variation to foreign residence CGT withholding tax

by On 15 July 2016, I wrote a blog on the then new 10% CGT withholding tax which came into effect on 1 July 2016 by virtue of the Tax Superannuation Laws Amendment (2015) Measures (No. 6) Act 2016. The Act intended to assist the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) in the collection of foreign investors’ Australian tax liabilities arising from the
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Beware: The new 10% CGT withholding tax

by On 1 July 2016, the Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2015 Measures No. 6) Act 2016 came into effect. The Act is intended to assist the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) in the collection of foreign investors' Australian tax liabilities arising from the sale of real property with a market value of two million dollars ($2,000,000) or more being:- land, buildings, residential properties
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Getting your Application for Divorce Right

by Possibly the simplest application you can file in the Family Law Courts is the Application for Divorce.  The grounds for and requirements of a divorce are fairly straight forward, and the documents you need to file are not overly complex. Given same, the humble Divorce is arguably the easiest Application to get completely wrong.  Either the documents are completed incorrectly,
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Jensen v Jensen: Application Dismissed

by We’ve all heard the media hype surrounding the Canberra couple, Nick and Sarah Jensen, who pledged to divorce if same sex marriage is legalised in Australia. In essence the couple, who claim to have a perfectly intact marriage and intend to continue their relationship, have vowed (no pun intended) to divorce if same sex marriage is legalised. Regardless of your
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What’s in a Name?  Changing your name after separation or divorce

What’s in a Name? Changing your name after separation or divorce

by It is not unusual for one spouse to take the other spouse’s surname after marriage.   In Queensland, after you marry, you do not necessarily need to go through the official name change process.  Rather, you can use your registered marriage certificate as an official proof of identity document when advising organisations about your name change.  The exception to this
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Australian Bureau of Statistics: Marriages and Divorces in 2013

Australian Bureau of Statistics: Marriages and Divorces in 2013

by On 26 November 2014, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) published data and information about marriages registered and divorces granted in Australia in 2013. Although the resident population of Australia increased by 407,027 from 2012 to 2013, the number of people choosing to marry continues to decrease. Of the people who married in 2013, 76.6% of couples lived together prior
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