METHODS OF REDUCING TAX LIABILITY
The objective of any tax planning arrangement is to reduce the tax payable in respect of a given quantity of profits or earnings, including profits on the realisation of assets within the CGT regime. In broad terms, there are several different ways of reducing liability to tax. These are summarised below.
Aim Possible methods
Reduce assessable income Derive capital, not income
Avoid deriving assessable amounts
Select best CGT option for calculating gain
Maximise CGT cost base
Increase deductions and offsets Maximise present deductions and concessions
Deductions for individuals
Deductions for businesses
Reduce rate of tax/defer payment of tax Maximise offsets
Use withholding tax provisions
Averaging for primary producers
Averaging for authors, performers,
inventors, sportspersons, etc
Delay derivation of income
Divert income Alienate income to another
Transfer income-producing assets
Contract with associated taxpayers
Use discretionary distributions
Select tax planning “vehicle” Family members
Tax haven vehicles
Avoid unforeseen problems Partnership restructuring
These strategies may conflict in a particular case. For example, a high income earner may be desirable as a holder of a negatively geared property from an income tax perspective, but would be undesirable from a CGT perspective if that property was expected to increase significantly in value. Thus, it is necessary to balance different tax considerations. Non-tax issues must also be considered, eg the high income earner may be an undesirable owner of an asset if that person is a professional who may be subject to a negligence action.
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