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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01 Dec 2015
City West Receptions, Perth
This event ensured you can identify and deal with threats and prepare both yourself and your clients for 2016. Participants heard directly from the ATO on how they can assist with addressing the issues as they arise. Topics:
- managing Issues and Disputes with the ATO
- Division 7A - pitfalls & traps
- professional indemnity insurance fundamentals
- value shifting: navigating the minefield
- Division 245: The potential income tax cost of a forgiven debt
- lessons from the litigation battlefield - how accountants get into trouble and how not to.
24 Nov 2015
The Australian Institute of Management SA, Hindmarsh
Part of the Bi-Monthly Tax Briefing Series 2015, aimed particularly at smaller practices and sole practitioners, this event had a practical focus and covered key tax developments occurring in the previous 2 months.
24 Nov 2015
Bourke Street, Melbourne
This superannuation masterclass was designed as a series of workshops for delegates who advise on or deal in superannuation. The workshops considered various complex SMSF strategies with the use of practical examples and allowed delegates to engage in intensive discussion.
20 Nov 2015
Mercure Hotel, Cnr Gheringhap & Myers Streets, Geelong
Throughout the year, the Breakfast Club provides regular updates on all important developments in tax, including policy developments, legislative changes, ATO pronouncements and publications and recent court decisions.
This event provided a valuable review of the past and some important insights into the future for tax advisers and our clients.
19 Nov 2015
Superannuation is now a wealth succession vehicle and binding nominations and actions of trustees are being examined like never before. Nominations have transformed from a do-it-yourself job to an important legal document. What can you do to look after your clients interests and also reduce your litigation risks? Heather Gray and Bernie O’Sullivan talked though the issues.
19 Nov 2015
Doltone House, Hyde Park
The SME Tax Symposium offered a great choice of sessions that showcased the best speakers and delivered extremely relevant topics. The program provided strong technical content along with practical and insightful guidance on SME tax issues.
18 Nov 2015
Town Hall, Melbourne
The Australian Taxation Office has undertaken, and is currently undertaking, several significant audits in relation to transfer pricing and profit shifting, with the potential for litigation.
This event heard perspectives on some important issues arising from this activity from senior representatives from the judiciary, Victorian Bar, private practice and the ATO.
18 Nov 2015
RACV Club, Melbourne
New power of attorney laws came into effect in Victoria on 1 September 2015. Significant changes have been made to the types of enduring powers of attorney that are available, together with strengthened provisions to deal with misuse and abuse of enduring powers of attorneys. This event discussed the key changes, including:
- types of enduring powers of attorney under the new legislation
- capacity and execution of enduring powers of attorney
- conflict transactions
- the effect of new legislation on existing powers of attorney
- the role of the ‘supportive attorney’
- penalties for a breach of obligations by an attorney
- estate planning opportunities under the new legislation
- a practical discussion of enduring powers of attorney and different roles, including trustees, directors and appointors
- enduring powers of attorney and superannuation (including binding death benefit nominations).
13 Nov 2015
Stamford Plaza, Adelaide
This event provided attendees with the opportunity to hear from some of South Australia’s leading specialists address ‘real world’ estate & business succession planning opportunities. The presenters explored the use of testamentary trusts and life interests including how to unwind them; succession planning issues for businesses and families planning to transfer significant assets to their children; tax issues unique to executors of deceased estates; the role of super funds as succession tools and the important role of the ‘trusted advisor’.
12 Nov 2015
City West Receptions, West Perth
This event helped practitioners gain an in-depth understanding of estate planning issues while staying on top of recent developments. Participants learnt about current strategies as they explored the opportunities and pitfalls you should be aware of when advising your clients.