Taxation

Pacer Legal provides specialist taxation advice on a broad range of direct and indirect taxation law issues.

Tax is a significant expense for individuals and businesses and is often overlooked in negotiating and concluding various transactions. This can lead to unintended taxation consequences arising which can make the commercial deal less attractive for the parties involved.

In our view, taxation issues are best considered in the negotiating stages of significant business transactions in order to identify the likely taxation implications of the transactions from the outset. By considering the taxation issues from the outset, it gives the parties tax certainty whilst ensuring that the transaction is still structured in a commercial and effective manner.

Our approach is for our team to work closely with commercial advisers in order to provide taxation advice in a commercial manner.

Pacer Legal provide specialist tax advice to:

  • corporations, partnerships and trusts (both large and small) that operate across a variety of industries;
  • self managed superannuation funds; and
  • individuals.

Our direct taxation services include:

  • providing advice on:
    • corporate restructuring;
    • mergers and acquisitions;
    • business sales;
    • capital gains tax (including capital gains tax concessions);
    • deductibility of expenditure;
    • national tax equivalents entities;
    • international tax, including double taxation agreements, residency issues, inbound and outbound investment and transfer pricing;
    • employee shares schemes;
    • winding up corporate entities; and
    • managing an entity’s taxation affairs;
  • preparing private binding applications and where required, objections; and
  • dealing with taxation disputes (including AAT and Federal Court proceedings) and settlement negotiations.

Our indirect tax expertise includes:

  • advising on Goods and Services Tax issues; and
  • advising on duty implications across all Australian jurisdictions.

 

Sam Radici

Special Counsel


Email:
Telephone:


sradici@pacerlegal.com.au
(08) 6315 0014



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Trevor Jenkins

Duty & Superannuation Transfer Consultant


Email:
Telephone:


tjenkins@pacerlegal.com.au
(08) 6315 0009



Alexander Keelan

Solicitor


Email:
Telephone:


akeelan@pacerlegal.com.au
(08) 6315 0067



TAXATION

The Commissioner of State Revenue disallowed an application for an exemption from duty on the transfer of a farm between family members because the transferor of the land was not physically farming the land.  The reason that the transferor was not physically farming was that he was in hospital in Perth being treated for cancer, however, he was still involved in managing the farm.  The Commissioner maintained that to be considered to be farming the land, a person had to be physically carrying out the farming activities.

We lodged an objection against the Commissioner’s decision on the basis that the Duties Act only requires the transferor to be using the land in the business of primary production and that managing a farm satisfies this criteria, the transferor does not need to be physically carry out the farming activities.  Our objection was allowed, saving in excess of $45,000 in duty.


5 November 2014

Alexander Keelan

We are pleased to announce Alexander Keelan was admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Western Australia on 5 November 2014. Alexander practices in taxation and commercial law.


1 October 2014

New Appointment to Our Complex Tax Solutions Team

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Sam Radici who will significantly bolster our tax solutions team of Trevor Jenkins and Alex Keelan.

Sam joins us from the taxation division of a leading National law firm, where he held the position Special Counsel and brings to us an extensive taxation experience which has been acquired firstly, as a practicing Chartered Accountant and later, as a legal practitioner specialising in taxation. His expertise has been enhanced by his completion of a Master of Taxation through the University of Melbourne.