Structuring your practice paper

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Publication date: 09 May 06



The ATO review of service trusts and introduction of Professional Standards Legislation and the Service Trusts ruling will have changed the landscape for your practice. This paper considers those changes and discusses various practice entity options, including:

  • asset protection
  • does Professional Standards legislation really limit your exposure?
  • service trusts - what future?
  • CGT concessions for alternate structures
  • goodwill v 'intangible asset inherently connected' with a business
  • partnership of trusts - do they have a place in accounting firms?
This paper was originally presented on 5 May 2005 at the “39th South Australian Convention” held in the Barossa Valley. It also includes some minor updates made for presentation at the “What’s New in Structuring Professional Practices?” seminar held on 9 May 2006 in Adelaide.

Author profile:

Author Photo - Kenneth Schurgott CTA-Life
Kenneth Schurgott CTA-Life
Ken Schurgott, CTA (Life), is a Tax and Commercial Law Director of Schurgott Noolan Ardagna Lawyers, Sydney. Ken has extensive experience in all aspects of tax (including state taxes and litigation), as well as business structuring, asset protection, succession planning and trust and estate law. He was a member of the Advisory Panel to the Board of Taxation until recently and heavily engages in ongoing consultation in relation to the reform of the taxation of trusts and trust issues generally. Ken is a Past President of The Tax Institute.
Current at 24 November 2014
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This was presented at 39th South Australian State Convention: A Fine Blend - Barossa Valley.

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