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PwC can’t claim privilege over all advice to JBS, judge finds
Tax 2022-03-25 10:57 am By Miklos Bolza

A judge has rejected the Australian Taxation Office’s claim that legal professional privilege does not apply to any communications between PricewaterhouseCoopers and its client, meat […]

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ATO hits back at Pepsico lawsuit over Schweppes bottling payments
Tax 2022-03-25 9:31 pm By Miklos Bolza

A notice issued to Pepsico demanding royalty withholding tax over bottling payments made by Schweppes correctly notified the soft drink giant of its tax liability, […]

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SingTel can’t salvage $190,000 in transfer pricing deductions on $14.2B Optus buy
Tax 2022-03-24 4:44 pm By Miklos Bolza

SingTel has been blocked from making $190,000 in tax deductions after the Australian Taxation Office won its Federal Court case against the Singaporean teleco over […]

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Another Canberra developer hit with class action over GST payments
Class Actions 2022-03-10 2:42 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Canberra developer behind the Manhattan on the Park apartment building in the national capital has been hit with a class action on behalf of […]

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PwC Australia picks up Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills
Tax 2022-03-01 9:21 pm By Sam Matthews

A new taxation super-group is on the horizon, with leading tax advisory firm Greenwoods set to join the ranks of PwC Australia’s financial advisory business […]

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ATO wins urgent orders freezing $220M from State Grid sale of AusNet shares
Tax 2022-02-28 10:51 pm By Christine Caulfield

The ATO has secured freezing orders on $220 million in capital gains tax arising from the $19 billion private equity sale by China’s State Grid […]

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High Court won’t save Lex Greensill from tax on $58M in capital gains
Tax 2022-02-24 2:19 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The High Court has shot down Greensill founder Lex Greensill’s bid for special leave to challenge a finding that he owes tax on $58 million […]

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JWS lures tax partners from Deloitte, KPMG Law
Johnson Winter & Slattery 2022-02-24 3:36 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Johnson Winter & Slattery has snagged two tax bigwigs from Deloitte and KPMG Law to meet growing client demand for tax advice from law firms. […]

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PepsiCo takes ATO to court for taxing bottling payments by Schweppes
Tax 2022-02-23 3:30 pm By Miklos Bolza

PepsiCo has launched proceedings disputing claims by the Australian Taxation Office that amounts paid by Schweppes for local bottling and distribution services were royalties and […]

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Legal firm structure in the spotlight as new guidelines bite
Tax 2022-02-09 10:53 pm By Editor

Lawyers will need to review their income arrangements in light of new tax guidelines that could expose them to greater ATO scrutiny, says Pitcher Partners […]

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