In response to the impact of Covid-19 on the Queensland economy, the Queensland government has announced a range of land tax relief measures.  Lawyers Lyndon Garbutt and Mark West have prepared an overview of the measures for Queensland landowners, including how the different measures can be accessed and considerations to be taken into account in determining eligibility. To access this document, please click: Queensland land tax - Covid-19 Relief ...

Lyndon Garbutt, Principal of West Garbutt presented on the complexity of GST as it applies to property transactions at the 2019 Queensland Property and Construction Intensive held by the Taxation Institute of Australia.

The presentation focused on how to identify and manage various GST risks faced by property developers and the importance of seeking input from GST lawyers prior to entering into transactions to ensure GST implications are properly considered and appropriate GST clauses drafted.

The Queensland OSR has recently launched its new online portal ‘OSR Online’.  The portal provides a secure electronic platform for landowners and their advisors to manage land tax obligations.  Lyndon Garbutt and Mark West have prepared an overview of the portal, including how to access and register for the portal, how to link related companies and trusts and how to authorise advisors.

Lyndon Garbutt, Principal of West Garbutt co-presented with Liz Goli, Queensland Commissioner of State Revenue on State taxes to the Chartered Accountants of Australian and New Zealand (CAANZ) at their monthly update series in Brisbane, Queensland.  If you want to learn more about land tax and payroll tax in Queensland and what Chartered Accountants can do to help ensure their clients’ affairs are in order, then attached is a copy of their presentation.