We are extremely proud to announce that Shannon Smit, has been appointed to the Board of Taxation’s Advisory Panel for 2016. The Board's Advisory Panel is made up of "Australia’s most talented and respected taxation experts" (as quoted on the Board's website).Shannon has held a previous position with the Australian Government’s Board of Taxation’s Expert Panel, however this will be Shannon’s first year as a member of the Advisory Panel.
Whilst retention payments are very common in the building and construction industry we continually see them being incorrectly accounted for, or not accounted for, and therefore often overlooked, resulting in advance payment of taxes and/or lost income.
We are heading into a period of opening up the economy after COVID, with the need to repair the budget, an election looming by May 2022, the threat of inflation and a withdrawal of central bank stimulus.
While commercial property is a little more difficult to understand than residential, it offers several significant advantages for investors.