On 21.11.19, the Commissioner released TR 2019/D6 – Capital expenses: labour costs incurred in creating capital assets, seeking comments on the draft by 14 February 2020. This is a stunningly important draft ruling as it seeks to turn wages into a capital expense, by looking beyond the advantage sought (to pay for inherently ephemeral labour) to the product of that labour.

See below, for a summary of the ruling and a little analysis.

[Tax Month – November 2019]

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