CR 2016/9 – Qantas employee share schemes – return of capital

Today [Wed 10.2.2016], the ATO issued Class Ruling CR 2016/9 (Qantas Airways Limited – employee share schemes – return of capital). The Class Ruling applies to employees of Qantas Airways Limited and its subsidiaries who have participated in various Qantas employee shares schemes. It outlines the tax consequences to participants of Qantas’ $505m capital reduction and share…

Disputes with the ATO – Commissioner’s ‘service commitment’ – how they will review and attempt to resolve disputes

The ATO has set out its “Service Commitment” to taxpayers in resolving disputes in response to a recommendation made by the Inspector-General of Taxation. In this context, a dispute refers to an objection, a review by the AAT or an appeal to a Court. The ATO said it recognises that when disputes are not managed well, the…