Monthly Archives: July 2018

Lawyers: To Keep Your Clients, You’ve Gotta Think Like Them

 

 

 

 

 

 

In order to keep them happy, we’ve all been told at one time or another to “think like a client.”

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ILN Today Post

“Small” taxes with some big pitfalls

The popularity of simplified, or “small” business taxes (KATA, KIVA) grows unabated, with thousands of engineers, computer programmers, hairdressers and lawyers opting for one or other of these schemes. Meanwhile, few are fully aware of the risks that these types of tax can entail. The potential consequences are measurable in hard tax forints and penalties, both for payers of these forms of tax and for the businesses that provide their income.

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Talking Tax – Issue 123

Case law

NSW Payroll Tax: appeal dismissed in Cessnock Tyres P/L v CCSR [2018] NSWCATAP 147

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Nailing duty of care

A 28 year old worker was awarded $1,486,783 for injuries sustained when the defendant’s employee’s handheld nail gun fired a nail that penetrated through a wall into the plaintiff’s head. The plaintiff’s employer was able to seek a complete recovery from the defendant, pursuant to section 151Z after the court found that the employer did not breach its duty of care to the plaintiff.

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