Stuart Courtney

Stuart Courtney

Stuart Courtney is a Special Counsel in the Melbourne Office of King & Wood Mallesons where he specialises in GST and State Taxes. 

Stuart began his career as a legal officer in the objections branch of the Victorian State Revenue Office, where he developed his knowledge of stamp duty, pay-roll tax and land tax. Today, Stuart's stamp duty practice focuses on the Australia-wide stamp duty aspects of securitisation, project financing, asset financing, leveraged acquisitions and business acquisitions. Stuart also advises regularly on all aspects of GST, with a particular focus on financial transactions.

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The Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of Western Australia allowed an appeal by Placer Dome Inc in a decision concerning the old land rich provisions in the Stamp Act 1921 (WA).

20 September 2017

Australia's State and Territory budgets have continued a trend of imposing taxes on foreign investment in real estate. Find out more about the stamp duty and land tax surcharges across the country.

04 September 2017

The Victorian Government has announced that stamp duty will be removed from purchases under $600,000 by first home buyers.

06 March 2017

The ATO has released GSTR 2016/D1 to assist foreign suppliers of digital and other intangible products to determine when they will be liable to Australian GST on supplies...

16 January 2017