The Australian Tax Handbook 2020

The Australian Tax Handbook 2020

By Robert Deutsch, Mark Friezer, Ian Fullerton, Peter Hanley, Trevor Snape


$191.50 RRP

Date: 13/02/2020

Code: 9780864697776

Thomson Reuters, AUSTRALIA

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Published continuously since 1955, The Australian Tax Handbook is a convenient volume covering the full spectrum of income tax law and related taxes. It features clear overviews, concise explanations and worked examples to make the tax system easier to understand and apply in practice.

The 2020 edition of this premier tax reference book has a logical chapter arrangement focusing on making working life easier for practitioners. With clearly set out core tax principles supported by numerous worked examples, The Australian Tax Handbook 2020 highlights all the important changes over the last 12 months. The traditional strength in providing greater depth of coverage ensures The Australian Tax Handbook remains the premier tax research book available to today’s market.


  • Small business - instant asset write-off threshold increased to $30,000 and extended until 30 June 2020
  • Director penalty provisions extended to cover GST, LCT and WET
  • Access to small business CGT concessions restricted where partnership interest assigned
  • Residency - significant Full Federal Court case on the meaning of permanent place of abode
  • Superannuation guarantee amnesty for historical SG non-compliance
  • Foreign residents' access to CGT main residence exemption restricted.


  • States the law as at 1 January 2020 and covers proposed changes to tax law outstanding at that date.
  • Comprehensive coverage of income tax law, regulation and practice and related taxes, presented in a concise, easy-to-read format.
  • Clear explanations and practical analysis supported by numerous worked examples.
  • Logical organisation and structure - tiered commentary with clear overviews and introductions leading to deeper analysis of specific tax topics.
  • Quick reference tools such as tax rates and tables, checklists.


  • Helps you to gain a practical understanding of tax law and regulation and its application to a wide range of client tax issues.
  • Provides a complete picture of the Australian tax system in a compact single volume.
  • Answers common questions you face from clients.
  • Highlights the important changes over the last twelve months.
  • Worked examples to help you easily apply the analysis to your issues.
  • Easy to navigate and quickly locate answers to your questions.
  • Gives fast access to related information from other Thomson Reuters' services.

Also available as an eBook on Thomson Reuters' ProView™ eReader.

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Table of Contents

  • Year in Review
  • Australian tax system
  • Income
  • Deductions
  • Capital Gains Tax
  • Entities
  • Special Classes of Taxpayers
  • Financial Arrangements
  • International Taxation
  • Superannuation
  • Anti-avoidance Provisions
  • Rulings, returns, assessments, objections and audits
  • Collection, Recovery and Audits
  • Other Administration
  • Fringe Benefits Tax
  • Other Taxes
  • Tax Planning
  • Tables and Ready reckoners
  • Cases Table
  • Rulings Table
  • Index

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