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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

Changes to taxation of Australian employee share schemes

From 1 July 2015, changes to Australia’s employee share scheme taxation regime will reduce the risk of employees being hit with unfunded tax liabilities by: permitting taxing points to be deferred for longer periods; and introducing a significant tax concession for eligible start-ups’ employee share schemes. For an overview of the changes, and what they … Continue reading