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The New ‘Director Penalty Regime’ The director penalty regime (DPR) is set out under Division 269 of Schedule 1 of the Taxation Administration Act 1953 (Cth) (TAA 1953). The DPR imposes penalties on…

Commercial Debt Forgiveness and Business Succession

Debt reduction cover is one of the various types of insurances that business owners and businesses themselves often have in place as a precaution against the sudden or unforseen departure of key…

CGT Exemptions for Non-Death Benefits

This section deals with the circumstance in which proceeds of life insurance policies can be received CGT free. But the section is silent on whether it deals not only with life insurance policies…

Is your Trade Mark sufficiently distinctive?

Trade mark applications are often faced with the citation of earlier marks as barriers to registration. In cases where the marks are substantially identical or deceptively similar, and the goods or…

Business Succession and You

You spend most of your time working in your business. If you are very organised, you may even spend some time thinking about how to sustain and grow your business. But how much time have you recently…