Month: December 2014

Retirement Village Taxes: Some Good News from the ATO

A recent statement by the ATO confirms that many retirement village operators may have significant new deduction claims. It is common for retirement village operators to use a lease/license model with their residents, under which exiting residents are paid a share of the “capital appreciation of their retirement village property” which essentially reflects the capital… Read more

Dealing with an Anti-Halal Campaign

In the past year anti-Halal campaigners have increasingly targeted Australian food and beverage producers. Generally the attacks are focussed through social media and in particular, the Facebook pages of the producers. A significant number of Australian food and beverage producers have obtained Halal certification not only to assist consumers in Australia but also to expand… Read more