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.
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18 Mar 2015
RACV Royal Pines, Gold Coast
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Recognised as Australia’s premier taxation conference, the National Convention delivered unrivalled technical excellence, expertise and quality.
Designed to meet the needs of tax professionals from all industries and stages of their career, this event was a great way to stay up to date and maintain your technical knowledge.
05 Mar 2015
Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills, Perth
Determining whether you have a PE in a country continues to be a significant area of interest. While recent attention has been given to the challenge of identifying PE’s in the digital economy, there remains many questions as to when a PE exists in the old economy.
This event examined recent ATO ID 2014/29 relating to construction activities, consider the history to Article 5 of the Model treaty, BEPS Action 7 and attribution issues for PE’s.
26 Feb 2015
City West Receptions, West Perth
This event provided an update and overview of the various issues faced by not-for-profit and charitable organisations in Western Australia.
24 Feb 2015
The Australian Institute of Management SA, Hindmarsh
The 2015 Bi-Monthly Tax Briefing Series will keep you up-to-date with the latest tax changes while you earn valuable CPD hours. Each practical session covers key tax developments arising from the previous two months and explores how to apply these changes in a client context and how to recognise planning opportunities as a result of the changes. This series is particularly aimed at smaller practices and sole practitioners and includes the opportunity for attendees to have their queries answered.
19 Feb 2015
Leonda by the Yarra, Hawthorn
This event provided an overview of the ATO’s September 2014 Income Splitting Guidelines for Professional Practices, in the context of:
- a practices ability to access the guidelines
- practice structuring/restructuring required
- whether you adopt the guidelines
- better achieving asset protection objectives.
18 Feb 2015
Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa
The recommendations of the Murray Inquiry may significantly impact the Australian financial services industry. The tax and non-tax impacts of the Murray Inquiry was a focus of this event. Additionally, the Australian tax landscape for financial services continues to evolve, influenced by the ongoing international developments of BEPS, FATCA and GATCA and by developments closer to home, including the ATO’s changing approach to the resolution of industry issues.
This event was wide-ranging, covering numerous tax issues of relevance to our industry, including infrastructure, TOFA, nominees and custodians, Part IVA, transfer pricing and thin capitalisation, among others.
03 Feb 2015
National Australia Bank, Sydney
This topic considers how professional practices should be structured and is primarily aimed at accounting practices. Practitioners can now choose from an array of business structures. For practitioners already operating within an existing structure, the issue is how to move to another structure without incurring significant transaction costs. The ATO has always been interested in such structures and this session will also cover the recent Taxpayer Alert, TA 2013/3 : Purported alienation of income through discretionary trust partner.
This event covered the following:
- minimisation of income tax
- minimisation of tax on capital gains
- asset protection
- cost of establishing and maintaining the structure
- admission and exit of equity participants
- how control is exercised
- other practical considerations e.g. rules under which the practice will operate CPA or the ICAA.
28 Nov 2014
City West Receptions,
It is several years now since Bamford, the ATO’s changed views on UPEs, and trust streaming legislation caused a splash in the tax advice industry. This ‘not-to-be-missed’ event brought together three trusts experts to revisit some of those changes a few years on – what have we learnt, what are the continuing and emerging issues and what are the ATO’s current hot spots?
26 Nov 2014
Oaks on Collins, Melbourne
The recently enacted changes to thin capitalisation, foreign dividends and the foreign residents CGT regime are part of the Government’s ongoing response to Base Erosion and Profit Shifting by multinationals. This event went through the new law, examined strategies responding to the new rules including the implications of de-gearing the Australian operations and considered the likely practical implications.
25 Nov 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.