*ACNC reminders for charities – lodge their 2013 Annual Information Statement by 30.6.14 or risk removal from register and loss of tax exemption [73]

The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) has reminded charities of the 30 June 2014 deadline for lodging their 2013 Annual Information Statement. The ACNC warned it is a legal requirement that all registered charities submit an annual statement. Details of how to lodge the 2013 Annual Information Statement can found at acnc.gov.au/2013AIS or contact the ACNC…

Fishermen joint venturers not ‘employees’ for super (SGC) purposes: ATO view on AAT case: Re Dominic B Fishing Pty Ltd and FCT [68]

The ATO on Thur 5.6.2014, issued a Decision Impact Statement on the decision in AAT Case [2014] AATA 205, Re Dominic B Fishing Pty Ltd and FCT. In that case, the AAT held that fishing crew members on a commercial fishing vessel operated by the taxpayer, were not “employees”, at common law, or under the…

Re Advent 7 Pty Ltd and FCT – ITC claims denied as they were not substantiated [67]

The AAT has rejected a taxpayer’s appeal and upheld the Commissioner’s disallowance of its input tax credit (ITC) claims. The taxpayer’s main business activity was computer system design, although it also marketed licensed computer software. It accounted for GST on a cash basis. The Commissioner audited the taxpayer and reduced its ITC claims from $404,491…

*Re North Sydney Developments Pty Ltd and FCT – GST: taxpayer’s letter to the ATO was a sufficient s105-55 ‘stop the clock’ notification of ITC entitlement [66]

A taxpayer has been successful before the AAT in seeking orders to allow its claim for GST input tax credits, totalling $2.8m, and to set aside a private ruling issued by the Commissioner, which had refused its claim [to those credits]. The taxpayer claimed it was entitled to ITCs of $2.2m (relating to December 2005) and $600,000…

*Re Dotrac Pty Ltd & Ors and FCT – GST: no enterprise re property development, so input tax credits refused [65]

Two taxpayers have been unsuccessful before the AAT in a matter concerning input tax credits (ITCs) claims in respect of purported acquisitions made in 2 property developments. The first taxpayer (a company) and the second taxpayer (a partnership of 2 individuals) claimed to have made acquisitions in relation to property development. The first taxpayer also…

*2013-14 tax return forms, schedules, and accompanying guides released [63]

The Tax Office has released the following tax return forms, schedules and accompanying guides for the 2013-14 financial year: Business industry codes 2014 CGT schedule 2014 Company tax return and instructions 2014 Consolidated groups losses schedule 2014 Dividend and interest schedule 2014 Explanatory notes for the life insurance companies taxation schedule 2014 Family trust election,…