Monthly Archives: January 2013


The New PPS Regime

The new PPS regime The Personal Property Securities Act 2009 has introduced some fundamental changes to the laws of securities and property (other than real estate). Pursuant to the Act, the Personal Property Securities Register (‘PPSR’) commenced operation at the end of January 2012. The PPSR is an online register [...]

2018-09-18T15:38:51+00:00January 25th, 2013|Categories: Commercial|Tags: , |

Asset Protection – General Checklist

IN THE CURRENT ECONOMIC AND LEGISLATIVE CLIMATE ITS TIME TO REVIEW YOUR ASSET PROTECTION PLAN Asset Protection involves implementing strategies to separate your personal assets from your business risks. Asset protection is an essential part of any business structure to be considered by professional advisors and clients alike. It is [...]

2018-09-18T15:46:44+00:00January 25th, 2013|Categories: Commercial|Tags: , |

ATO Audits – Activity & Aid

ATO COMPLIANCE PROGRAM – 2012/13 The ATO will be targeting the following areas (among others) in the 2012/13 financial year: Individual taxpayers: incorrect or fraudulent refunds from over-claiming and deliberate fraud; review of work-related expenses for occupations with high levels of claims; people getting caught up in tax avoidance schemes; [...]

2018-09-18T15:50:00+00:00January 25th, 2013|Categories: Taxation|Tags: , , |

Exercise of Commissioner’s discretion to disregard non-compliance with Div 7A

FIRST CASE ON THE EXERCISE OF COMMISSIONER’S DISCRETION TO DISREGARD NON- COMPLIANCE WITH DIV 7A Section 109RB of Div 7A gives the Commissioner a discretion to disregard non-compliance with Div 7A, where otherwise there would have been deemed dividend, where caused by an “honest mistake or inadvertent omission”, which terms [...]

2018-09-18T15:53:33+00:00January 25th, 2013|Categories: Taxation|Tags: , , |

Sponsorship Issues

POINTON PARTNERS ACTS AS LEGAL ADVISORS FOR THE FINANCIAL REVIEW CORPORATE CYCLING CHALLENGE EVENTS OF 2012 Pointon Partners has recently advised Australian Corporate Cycling Challenge Pty Ltd on the successful staging of the amateur cycling events known as the Financial Review Corporate Cycling Challenge (‘CCC Events’). This year’s CCC events [...]

2018-09-18T16:02:21+00:00January 25th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |