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
Gordon Cooper is a chartered accountant in sole practice as a tax consultant. He is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Taxation and Business Law (Incorporating Atax) at the University of New South Wales. He is a frequent speaker at seminars having delivered nearly 500 papers and he is a regular contributor to professional publications. Gordon has a long list of professional involvements including: " He was an inaugural member of the Tax Practitioners Board. " He is a former President of the Taxation Institute of Australia. " He is Chairman of the Committee of the Australian Branch of the International Fiscal Association. " He is the Patron of the Australasian Tax Teachers' Association. In June 2003 he was awarded the AM in the Queen's Birthday Honours for. "Services to the tax profession and to the community as an adviser on national taxation and legislative reform, and through education and professional organisations".
Current at 29 January 2016
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This was presented at 39th South Australian State Convention: A Fine Blend - Barossa Valley.

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