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Is Bitcoin now legal in China?

A civil case ruling involving Bitcoin in the Shanghai People’s Court this month has prompted speculation regarding China’s stance on the legality of cryptocurrency. The wider implications, however, remain to be seen. China’s ban on crypto In September 2021, the People’s Bank of China (PBOC), along with nine other authorities including the Supreme People’s Court […]

2022 Employee Share Scheme Reporting

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has reporting obligations in place affecting those who offer employee share schemes. Find out how our ATO-approved software can simplify your reporting obligations. ATO reporting obligations The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) have reporting obligations in place, affecting employers who offer shares or share options to their employees. The deadlines to […]

VIC State Budget 2022/23

The Victorian Government has delivered the 2022/23 Budget with a clear emphasis on health, education and infrastructure projects in Victoria and no major surprises or material new taxes for Victorian businesses. Key takeaways Although there are no key tax measures introduced, direct property taxes will continue to be the source of over 50% of new […]

VIC State Budget 2022/23 – Property & infrastructure

The Victorian Government has continued its emphasis on infrastructure investment in this Budget with a focus on schools, health facilities and social and affordable housing. Significant measures New infrastructure spending: $1.6bn for construction and development of new schools and school upgrades $1.6bn for construction and development of new hospitals, health facilities and related upgrades $2.6bn […]

A$DC – First Australian dollar stablecoin minted by ANZ Bank

On March 24 2022, Australian media (Eyers, 2022) reported that ANZ Bank had created a stablecoin linked to the Australian dollar to reduce risk and improve transaction speed and cost for one of its clients to purchase digital assets. This was a landmark transaction for the digital economy, as this is the first time an […]

Government moves forward with crypto – payments reform

New applications of blockchain-based technologies are continuously evolving, leaving many governments racing to implement suitable frameworks for the interactions of these technologies on their economies and domestic payment systems. The increased accessibility and uptake of digital assets by personal, retail, wholesale and institutional investors throughout 2021 has had global regulators playing catch up and in […]

Don’t get caught out by upcoming superannuation changes

From 1 July 2022, there will be several changes to superannuation designed to make it easier for people to grow retirement savings and create opportunities for those who are younger, older and low-income earners. A number of changes are being implemented that will affect who is required to be paid superannuation, the Super Guarantee (SG) […]

NSW significantly expands stamp duty regime

Broad ranging stamp duty amendments currently being considered in NSW include extending duty to change of beneficial ownership transactions, expanding anti-avoidance provisions, increasing penalties for SGEs and introducing promoter penalties. On 23 March 2022, the State Revenue and Fines Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous) Bill 2022 (NSW) was introduced into the New South Wales Legislative Assembly. The […]

Federal Budget Overview 2022/23

Last night, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg delivered the 2022/23 Federal Budget, setting the Government up for their pre-election. With a May election fast approaching, there was a lot of anticipation that this Federal Budget would provide much needed support for households in managing the cost of living. While borders have opened, many business in several key […]

Australia’s Patent Box Incentive – What are we expecting?

As we await the passing of the eagerly anticipated Patent Box legislation, SW looks at the current details for eligible medical or biotechnology patents, who can benefit from the regime, and how it is expected to encourage innovative R&D investment in Australia. It has become increasingly important for Australia to attract for R&D investment on […]