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If you’re looking for a website that can give you simple, easy to understand legal information on a range of topics, then this is the place for you. This site covers a range of Australian laws – business laws, debt laws, property laws, wills and estates, family law, defamation law, liquidation and insolvency and tax law. No matter how it may seem, you have rights. We’re here to help.

The key to resolving any dispute is knowing where you stand and then making a decision based on accurate information.

Usually the hardest part is working out where you stand so you can make a sound decision.

Know the Law – Australian’s Source of Legal Advice Online. It doesn’t matter if its a tax issue or dispute, a commercial law or contracts issue, a business issue, family law (including divorce, custody, wills), a property dispute, an issue on employment law, insolvency, migration, asset protection or defamation.  The whole wide range of laws come down to one principle:  know where you stand first and then make a sound decision found that foundation.

This means working out what your rights are, who to call, or what to read.  Everyone seems to be an expert and there is always someone out there who speaks with great confidence but doesn’t know what they are doing.  Its hard to find the right answer or know if what you are looking at is right.

We are hoping that the information we provide on this website helps you work out where you stand, or at least puts you on the right track.  Be it an issue with the ATO, the OSR (Revenue NSW or the state revenue office of any state), a commercial dispute, debt recovery dispute with a creditor or debtor, an issue with a liquidator who is probably chasing you for a payment of some kind, it doesn’t matter.

We are always happy to recommend lawyers and other professionals if you need help – tax lawyers, commercial lawyers, insolvency lawyers, family lawyers, property lawyers, wills lawyers, migration lawyers, accountants – in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth or national.  We have a broad network developed over decades of collective practice.

At the end of the day, the only way to get through a situation is to know where you stand and what your options are.

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3 Tips to get the ATO to pay you your cash flow boost or jobkeeper – objection or review

The Government recently introduced the cash flow boost for pretty much everyone who has employees. A lot of people got it, but some people missed out for various reasons, usually a technicality of some sort or just a processing delay. What is interesting is the ATO...

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5 steps to a successful tax objection

If you came here just to get a template or sample tax objection form to use – click here. If you are interested in learning more about the process and how to do an objection, please read on. If the ATO has made a decision you are unhappy with, you may have the right to...

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Director penalty notice defences – a how to guide

Have you received a director penalty notice? This is a standard letter for the ATO but it carries some serious implications for you.  You need to act quickly. First, the context.  The ATO is pursuing you because a company that you are or were the director of owes some...

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ATO objection letter – how to do them

Did you get a terrible result from an audit? You know deep down if the auditor got it wrong.  If they did, you can still get it fixed.  You’re the one who has to cop the tax debt – the auditor just moves on with their life – you’re the one who will keep getting

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Tax office dirty tricks revealed

If you are in litigation with the ATO, expect them to use dirty tricks on you. Below is a list of the dirty tricks that I have personally seen used on my clients: Muddying the issue – when you appeal the ATO will sometimes “defend” a claim you did not make, thereby muddying the issue

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Insolvency – How to protect yourself from insolvent trading

The Government’s National Innovation and Science Agenda has brought about some of the most significant insolvency law reforms in 30 years. The objective of these reforms is to encourage innovation, even after business failure. There is a stigma engrained in the Australia around...

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6 strategies for creditors to get money out of a liquidator

Too often are Creditors seeing distressed businesses go bust and ending up in liquidation with nothing going back to Creditors and everything going to the Liquidator. Under new insolvency laws, Creditors have been given more rights than ever before to influence the outcome of a...

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How Donald Trump’s tax plan is already creating jobs in the US – the perspective of an international tax lawyer from Australia

There is no doubt in my mind that the Trump tax plan, specifically the reduction in the corporate tax rate from 35% to 21%, will new create jobs in the US. I know this because I already have clients and fellow tax lawyers in the US talking to me about making this happen. Let me

Can I claim the export market development grant (EMDG)?

What is it? It helps you pay for your marketing costs when selling your products overseas by reimbursing you (up to 50%) for amounts you spend on promoting your products and services for export (except to New Zealand and North Korea) Most products and services where the intended buyer...

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Beware: Developers may be tempted to use sunset clauses to cancel NSW property contracts in a rising market

In real property terms, buying off the plan mean signing a contract to purchase a property, whether it is an apartment, townhouse or a house and land before it is built.  Buyers would pay a 10% deposit upfront and can be left waiting for years for the project to be completed and...

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Tax audit review success stories

The very words ‘tax audit’ strike fear into many people. But audits aren’t always a bad thing. In fact, sometimes they can work in your favour. To illustrate this, here’s some real life success stories: A client was audited for GST. After some back and forth with the tax office, it...

Easements 101: What are Easements on the Title of Land and What Do they Mean?

In New South Wales the Conveyancing Act 1919 (“the Act”) is the legislation which expresses and regulates the essential law relating generally to land in NSW. Other legislation, such as The Real Property Act 1900 and the acts relating to Strata Titles and Crown Lands, cover specific...

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