Seminar materials

Seminar and Convention papers from all Taxation Institute events are available online to be downloaded in PDF format.

Seminar papers and presentations

 The Tax Institute runs over 300 CPD seminars a year and the majority of our speakers dedicate considerable time and effort in preparing and writing papers and presentations. All papers and powerpoint presentations provided by the speakers from our seminars are available through the website individually or through a Tax Knowledge eXchange subscription.

Finding a paper or presentation 

To find a paper you can either scroll through the list at the bottom of this page or use the right hand side Paper Search to refine your search criteria. Enter Keyword, State of Event and Date Range. For a more detailed search use our Advanced Search facility.

  • 2014 North Queensland Tax Seminar

    10 Oct 2014
    Holiday Inn, Townsville

    This event brought a selection of the best speakers and seminar sessions of the year to date as well as some new topics and perspectives that are hugely relevant to practising CTAs, accountants and lawyers dealing with private business owners. The event was a must for all tax professionals and those with an interest in staying up to date in tax.

  • Restructuring

    24 Sep 2014
    81 Flinders St, Adelaide

    The 2014 YTP series takes participants through the fundamental tax and legal issues to be considered at each stage of the ‘life cycle of a business’ commencing with the formation of a business and progressing throughout the operation through to the eventual sale of the business. This event covered restructuring.

  • Professional Practices

    24 Sep 2014
    Queen Street, Brisbane

    Now that the dust has settled on Taxpayer Alert TA 2013/3, it is time to take stock and look in the mirror. Unless you practise in your own name, then the Taxpayer Alert is the catalyst to review your practice structure, as well as any service entity arrangements. This must be done prior to the announced and keenly expected ATO audit activity.

    As the Commissioner gets more active in the audit and enforcement area, it remains important for professionals to be aware of the impact of a sec 264 notice on their practice and on their clients. Complying with a notice is a time consuming and extensive exercise – but the damage can be minimised if you know what to look for!

    If the worst happens, you need to look to your defences. Does your PI policy really protect you? These and a myriad of other hot issues in professional practice were covered in this event.

  • September Bi-Monthly Tax Briefing

    23 Sep 2014
    The Australian Institute of Management SA, Hindmarsh

    The 2014 SA bi-monthly tax briefings series is the ideal forum to ensure you remain up-to-date with changing tax legislation. Each session covers key tax developments arising from the previous two months and explores the most pertinent issues in greater detail. The session includes the opportunity for attendees to have their queries answered.

  • 2014 Property Day

    18 Sep 2014
    City West Receptions, WA

    With continuing interest in property in Australia, more and more clients are seeking advice on the key issues and problems in both investment and ‘improvement’ or development to maximise resale values.

    This event looked at the tax issues faced by practitioners with clients in the property game including:

    • SMSFs and property
    • GST and property: Back to the future
    • CGT & income tax
    • transfer duty and property
    • current state of play in WA.

  • Property Masterclass

    17 Sep 2014
    Oaks on Collins, Melbourne

    Recent media attention and the release of a new Taxpayer Alert have thrust property developers into the spotlight and into the firing line of the ATO. The media reports that a possible $200m could be clawed back from taxpayers.

    This event brought together leading lawyers, accountants and property advisors in a single event. They shared their insights into the commercial, tax and legal advisers to best arm you with the tools you need to confidently assist your clients on property transactions.

  • Corporate Tax Masterclass

    11 Sep 2014
    Swissotel, Sydney

    This event was designed for tax professionals working in a corporate environment and their advisors. This event heard from leading corporate tax experts on the common focus areas for companies, how they are dealing with the main tax changes in recent times and what can be done now in respect of future directions.

  • 2014 Queensland Annual State Convention

    11 Sep 2014
    InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort, Gold Coast

    The 2014 Convention once again showcased an impressive line-up of local and interstate speakers. The program was comprehensive, covering Div 7A, payroll tax, corporate reconstructions, small business CGT concessions, superannuation and dispute resolution, just to name a few. By popular demand this year’s program also included a speed update as well as a panel session addressing hot topics concerning trusts.

  • Contentious Tax

    09 Sep 2014
    City West Receptions, West Perth

    Once you’ve been notified of the outcome of an audit, what happens next? Do you have a plan for dealing with any amended assessments arising from an audit? What issues should you consider if your client or your business elects to object against an amended assessment? If the ATO disallows an objection, should you dispute the objection decision before the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) or the Federal Court of Australia, or would Alternative Dispute Resolution be more appropriate?

    This event provided an overview of the lifecycle of an ATO dispute from the issue of an amended assessment through to litigation and, or settlement:

    • disputing the Commissioner’s assessment or amended assessment
    • taking the matter to the AAT and proving your case
    • settling the matter by way of alternative dispute resolution.

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