Monthly Archives: May 2013

Sellers of Land Face GST Bill

SELLERS OF LAND FACE GST BILL Sub-divided farm land not exempt If you’ve owned farm land since before the introduction of capital gains tax, you might expect that the significant capital gain you stand to make in selling part of your property will not face a GST bill. But that may well not be the…
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Raising the Bar

RAISING THE BAR Patents and intellectual property New laws that came into force from 15 April make it tougher to successfully patent an invention. The laws are designed to more closely align the Australian system with international standards and, in the process, raise the bar for the successful patenting of inventions in Australia. In particular,…
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