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.

  • Choice of Business Structure

    15 Apr 2015
    Deloitte Lawyers, Melbourne

    The 2015 Young Tax Professionals Series features 6 sessions delivered by highly reputed practitioners. The series will provide attendees with the opportunity to explore the practical issues faced by tax practitioners, including the fundamental tax and legal issues to be considered at each stage of the life cycle of a business from formation to sale.

    This event covered choice of business structure.

  • For the sake of change - Getting your structure where you need it to be

    26 Mar 2015

    If your client’s structure has a limited useful life, planning for change is driven by a myriad of considerations. Firstly and most importantly are the operational objectives and requirements of the business or investment vehicle. For SME advisors, there are a host of different types of structures that our clients commonly use and consequently, managing the taxation considerations are a particular challenge.

    Whether it be simplification of an unwieldy group (perhaps comprising different types of structures that don’t work well together from a tax perspective) or managing the taxation consequences of changing to a new entity that better meets our client’s growing needs, failing to address the issues properly can have dire consequences, particularly for purely internal restructures where there is no consideration flowing from an external sale.

    This event was about structural growing pains for SME clients and how they might be alleviated.

  • Estate Claims: A New Battleground

    18 Mar 2015
    RACV Club, Melbourne

    Controversial changes to the rules relating to who can make a claim against a deceased estate took effect from 1 January 2015. Adult children and other close family members may now find it more difficult to make claims. Some claimants (friendly neighbours, nieces & nephews) will no longer generally be eligible at all. Conversely, clients arguably now have greater freedom of testamentary disposition.

    This event analysed these and other changes included in the new legislation and what they mean to your clients.

  • 30th National Convention

    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.

  • 12th Annual Superannuation Intensive

    12 Mar 2015
    Sheraton on the Park, Sydney

    This event was equipped with a highly regarded and influential panel of expert speakers, discussing practical issues facing SMSF clients and practitioners. A dedicated program covering the recent superannuation regulation changes, case law, strategies in dealing with some of the key issues related to superannuation, retirement planning generally & specific to SMSFs.

    This event also covered the regulatory landscape in the SMSF space and address the recent changes related to providing SMSF advice.

  • Technology in Practice

    11 Mar 2015
    Crowe Horwath, Melbourne

    We all use technology in our practices to varying degrees, be it online tax research, email, calendar management, word processing, PDF files, or file sharing on the cloud - on computers, tablets or smart phones. But few of us know how much technology can help us in day-to-day practice.

    This event brought together experts for two one-hour sessions focussed on the technological needs of tax practitioners.

  • Property & Construction

    10 Mar 2015
    Tattersall's Club, Brisbane

    This event brought together leading tax professionals to discuss topical tax issues facing this industry. There was a particular focus on practical issues including GST, revenue recognition, the distinction between revenue and capital, real estate investment trusts (REITs) and stamp duty issues.

    This full day seminar included presentations from The Property Council of Australia on changes impacting property owners and developers, and the Queensland Building and Construction Commission updated us on the new reporting and minimum financial requirements for licensees. These event provided a relevant understanding of the issues facing developers and contractors today.

  • Permanent Establishments - Revisited

    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.

  • Charities, Not for Profits and Philanthropy

    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.