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 CPP 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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30 Apr 2013
Four Seasons, Sydney
- Does your client base include professional practices (lawyers, accountants, medical practitioners, architects etc)?
- Are you aware of the current state of play when it comes to the ATO attitude to what can and can't be done from a structuring and restructuring perspective?
- Are you perhaps considering restructuring your own practice because of the admission or retirement of equity participants and want to know what issues should be considered?
- This session took practitioners through a practical based journey outlining what needs to be known about structuring for professional practices including:
- the current ATO position on practice structures and service entities and whether their position is open to challenge
- how to identify whether there is 'goodwill' to be concerned with from a duty and tax perspective
- what structures to choose if you are starting from scratch
- what issues to consider when choosing to restructure.
26 Apr 2013
Palazzo Versace, Gold Coast
- This conference presented a challenging, unique and interactive programme that gave direction, resolutions and outcomes to critical questions that are asked of private business tax advisors, with a specific focus on CGT small business concessions.
- The following key topics were addressed:
- the key issues to raise with your client and what you need to be able to answer when your client sells assets from a trust
- when your client sells the business – the key issues when signing off internally and how to direct your client
- what you need to know about contemporary issues impacting private business at the moment
- The Tax Institute’s view of critical private business tax issues
- the critical reform of the taxation of private business
- maximising retirement CGT concessions.
23 Apr 2013
RACV Club, Melbourne
- Corporate Tax Managers will appreciate that keeping up-to-date with constant changes to the tax law is an exhausting exercise. However, with the increasing reliance on accounting standards and principles to determine income tax outcomes, tax professionals must also keep abreast of key changes to accounting rules.
- This seminar covered:
- identifying the key, wide ranging, recent developments in accounting standards and principles that may impact income tax outcomes
- guidance on key recent tax developments and their consequential tax effect accounting impacts
- insights on local and global leading practices seen in the tax accounting environment.>/li>
18 Apr 2013
Leonda by the Yarra, Melbourne
- The past year has heralded the introduction of important changes that impact on all SMSFs. This seminar covered pre-30 June planning tips, a general SMSF/super update and important strategies, including:
- claiming super deductions in passive trusts and companies — the mistakes that many practitioners make and how to properly claim in time for 30 June
- recent changes from the last 12 months and the actions you must take for your clients this 30 June
- SMSF borrowings and insurance — critical (but often overlooked) structuring of insurance policies.
16 Apr 2013
RACV Club, Melbourne
It may be early 2013, but disputes between the Commissioner and taxpayers continue unabated.
- The Commissioner is increasingly seeking access to taxpayer information from a range of sources and employing increasingly sophisticated techniques to do so. These approaches give rise to audit defence questions such as what is needed to discharge the onus of proof? What can be learned about evidence from recent decisions? As a sophisticated (and model) litigant, what, if anything, can be expected from the Commissioner in terms of alternative dispute resolution?
- Topics covered included:
- trends in ATO strategy and audit techniques, including the latest on Alternative Dispute Resolution
- current issues in tax litigation.
28 Mar 2013
The Tax Institute, Sydney
26 Mar 2013
The Australian Institute of Management, Adelaide
- The 2013 Bi-Monthly Tax Briefing Series ensures practitioners are kept up-to-date with the ever changing tax legislation. Each seminar covers key tax developments arising from the previous two months and tackles in detail the most pertinent issues.
25 Mar 2013
- The "new" Part IVA is proposed to introduce a "tax effects" element - this seminar discussed what it might mean for the application of Part IVA going forward. All transactions on or after 16 November 2012 will need to address the impact.
25 Mar 2013
- The time for compliance with Rule 42.1.6 for 2013 is fast approaching.
- Are you a solicitor practising in the tax area?
- Have you addressed your obligations under Rule 42.1.6 of the Solicitors Rules?
- Where applicable to your practice these sessions should satisfy the requirements of Rule 42.1.6.
- This seminar was designed to satisfy the requirements of Rule 42.1.6 of the Solicitors Rules.
Topics covered included:
- The issues you face if a Client confides in you that they think they have committed tax fraud
- Managing the process in Limited Recourse Borrowing Arrangements by SMSFs
- Practical Problems caused by the Personal Property Security Act
22 Mar 2013
Mercure Hotel, Geelong
- The increased focus by the ATO and the SRO on the use of contractors by businesses makes it important to correctly identify the nature of relationships between businesses and their workers.
- This seminar considered:
- the essential differences between employees and contractors
- the superannuation guarantee charge, payroll tax and Work Cover position
- new compliance requirements and what must be done
- the impact of the Fair Work Act
- how to protect intellectual property and goodwill when engaging contractors.