The Australian Treasury has released an exposure draft of legislation, which, if implemented, would require operators of electronic platforms to report to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) identification and payment information regarding the sellers that participate on their platforms (“Sellers”).
The NSW State budget for 2020/21 was handed down on 17 November 2020 (“Budget”). The Budget contains measures that:
provide payroll tax relief and a program to encourage domestic and international businesses to relocate their head office, or expand their jobs footprint in NSW
allow land tax discounts
give transfer duty concessions for first home buyers and bush fire relief.
The Treasurer has also released a consultation paper setting out a significant proposal for tax reform, effectively replacing stamp duty over time with a property tax levied at higher rates than the current land tax.
A significant feature of the disruption to markets resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic is a sudden and unexpected disruption to supply chains particularly those crossing multiple national borders. Supply of components used in a supply chain may be disrupted due to reduced manufacturing activity in the source country or re-direction…