Australia: Webinar: Working the margin – making the most of the GST margin scheme while keeping out of trouble
Last Updated: 20 January 2017

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February 06, 2017 Online T - +61 7 3231 2400 $110
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12:30pm - 2:00pm

The GST margin scheme means that some supplies of property are concessionally taxed. However, there are traps for the unwary. Care needs to be taken both in correctly calculating the GST to pay to the ATO and having commercial contracts that adequately cover margin scheme issues.

In this webinar, partner Fletch Heinemann will work through case studies that draw out these issues – and the solutions to navigate around them.

We will work through:

  • When can your client use the margin scheme? General principles and the exceptions.
  • How do you apportion when part of the acquisition comes from an eligible supply and part of it comes from an ineligible supply? What happens if the client has mixed acquisitions and mixed supplies?
  • When are there increasing adjustments for supplies under the margin scheme?
  • What costs are included when calculating the margin?
  • Can your client make a profit but have a nil margin?
  • How do you approach the ATO if the client (or their adviser) forgets to get a written agreement applying the margin scheme?
  • Lessons on GST margin scheme contract issues from McEwans Australia Pty Ltd v Brisbane City Council.

We hope that you are able to join us.

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