The team at Meyer Vandenberg has extensive experience in dealing with State and Territory taxes like payroll tax, land tax and stamp duty.
There are many transactions and situations that give rise to the imposition of a State or Territory tax, from buying land to having employees in your business. Just like the Federal Commissioner of Taxation, State and Territory Revenue Commissioners are increasingly focussed on the level of compliance with local taxing laws and collecting the maximum amount of revenue for local governments to deliver services.
Also like the Federal Commissioner of Taxation, State and Territory Revenue Commissioners have broad powers to access taxpayer records, can impose steep penalties for incorrect amounts of tax paid, and routinely engage in litigation with taxpayers about assessments of tax and penalty payable.
Our experienced lawyers can guide you through the complexities of local tax law to explain when and how a transaction will attract local tax, and help you deal with any investigation by or litigation against a local Revenue Office about the amount of tax properly payable.