Structuring your practice presentation

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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 presentation 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 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 is a Tax and Commercial Law Director of Schurgott & Co Lawyers and Special Counsel with Brown Wright Stein Lawyers, Sydney. He has extensive experience in all aspects of tax (including State taxes and litigation), as well as business structuring, business sales and acquisitions, asset protection, succession planning and trust and estate law. Ken has been, until recently, a member of the Advisory Panel to the Board of Taxation and heavily engaged in on-going consultation in relation to the reform of the taxation of trusts and trust issues generally. He is a former President of The Tax Institute, Chairman of the International Relationships Committee of the Institute, a member of OATCA technical committee and Chairman of the policy committee of STEP Australia.
Current at 04 May 2015
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This was presented at 39th South Australian State Convention: A Fine Blend - Barossa Valley.

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