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.

This year’s Queensland Budget has meant significant payroll tax changes took effect from 1 July 2019, particularly for regional employers. In the attached article, Lyndon Garbutt, Principal of West Garbutt summarises the recent changes and likely impact on regional employers including factors to consider when applying the regional employers discount.

Lyndon Garbutt, Principal of West Garbutt presented at the CPA Australia Queensland discussion group at their monthly update series in Brisbane, Queensland.   Lyndon's topic was taking advantage of technology in the context of Queensland payroll tax and land tax.   If you want to learn more about land tax and payroll tax in Queensland and what advisors can do to help ensure their clients’ affairs are in order, then attached is a copy of the presentation.

The application of Queensland land tax to land held in trust by private wealth families can easily be misunderstood.  In the attached article, Lyndon Garbutt and Alex Whitney summarise: the circumstances in which land will be held on trust for land tax purposes; who will be regarded as beneficiaries; and the circumstances in which land held on trust should be eligible for the home exemption and primary production exemption.

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.