Draft Practice Statement PS LA 3624 released on Administrative Penalties under s284-75(3) of the TAA1 [51]

The ATO on Thur 26.6.2014, issued Draft Practice Statement Law Administration PS LA 3624 (Administration of the penalty imposed under s 284-75(3) of Sch 1 to the TAA). A taxpayer is liable to an administrative penalty under s 284-75(3) where: they fail to lodge a return, notice or other document by the due date for lodgment; and the…

PR 2014/12 – Almond project [50]

The ATO Wed 25.6.2014, issued Product Ruling PR 2014/12 (AIL Almond Grower Project – Swan Hill 2007 Growers (to 15 June 2007) – financial years ending 30 June 2013 and 30 June 2014). It applies to growers that enter into the scheme between 18 October 2006 and 15 June 2007. Among other things, the Ruling states that provided the activities are carried out as described…

CR 2014/46 – Capital notes [45]

The ATO on Wed 4.6.2014, issued Class Ruling CR 2014/46 (Westpac Banking Corporation – Westpac Capital Notes 2). It applies from 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2025. Broadly, the Ruling states that under item 2 of the table in s 109-10 of the ITAA 1997, a holder will acquire their capital notes on 23 June 2014, being the date the contract…

*LCTD 2014/2 – Luxury car tax threshold for 2014-15: is $61,884 or $75,375 for a fuel-efficient car [44]

The ATO on Wed 18.6.2014, released Luxury Car Tax Determination LCTD 2014/2 which states that the luxury car tax threshold for the 2014-15 financial year is $61,884. The Determination also states that the fuel-efficient car limit for the 2013-14 financial year remains at $75,375. DATE OF EFFECT: Applies to the financial year commencing 1 July 2014. [LTN…