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Tax Matters for the Arts


2019-20 Federal Election and Budget

2019-20 Federal Budget: an election, a surplus, personal tax cuts but no help for the artist.


Blockchain technology and art

The art world has faced many challenges and possibilities. One of the most exciting developments that we in the arts face is the advent of blockchain technology in the trading and cataloguing of art.


Tax reform for Australian artists

In the previous edition of  Lowensteins' Newsletter, we advocated a radical need to reform the tax system as it affects Australian artists. We have had positive feedback about this suggested reform from several clients in the arts community.


Around the international art world in fourteen days

Every decade many Australian artists, curators, collectors and art tourists swing around Europe between April and November when the Venice Biennale, Documenta and the Skulptur Projekt Münster are aligned.


Starting up your practice - Part 3

Following on from the last Fact Sheet that was published in the June 2017 Newsletter, the next step is to examine the issues of ABN or Australian Business Number and GST or Goods and Services Tax registrations.


Tax Tips: Rental properties and depreciation on plant and equipment

The Government has released draft legislation that seeks to put into effect the changes for rental property claims, as foreshadowed in the last Budget.


Evan's Corner: Our Legacy

For this edition I invited Emeritus Professor Chris Wallace-Crabbe from Melbourne University to review a very interesting book I read that is an excellent source of history about the genesis of the commercial aspects of the Australian art world.


Accounting for change

Our recent office move to South Melbourne has given us the opportunity to initiate changes to Lowensteins' operations which will result in an improvement to the services that we offer our clients.


Auction of the Lowenstein Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art

Following our move to the Albert Road premises in Melbourne, we undertook a major rehang of the art works. The new exhibition of art in our Melbourne office has helped us display a portion of our collection in the best manner possible.


Evan's corner: Hong Kong Art Fair 2017

After not attending the fair for two years it was a great pleasure to be able to travel to the Art Basel Hong Kong Art Fair that covered a whole week of events from the 21 to 25 March 2017 at the Hong Kong Exhibition Centre.


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