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New Australian employee share schemes can now replicate schemes of overseas parent companies

Australian Employment remuneration and incentives can now be allocated between cash and share schemes tax-effectively, to more closely match US and other overseas benefits policies. Changes to the Australian employee share scheme (ESS) taxation regime, taking effect from 1 July 2015, allow taxing points to be deferred for longer and introduce a significant new concession … Continue reading

Australia considers resurrecting employee share and option plans by reviving tax concessions

The Australian Government has released draft legislation which, if implemented, will boost the tax concessions for shares and options acquired under employee share and option plans on and from 1 July 2015. In 2009, changes to the tax treatment of employee share and option plans saw the end of these incentive schemes in Australia.  The … Continue reading