45th South Australian Convention

03 May 2012
Novotel Barossa Valley Resort
SA

Keeping up with the pace of developments in the world of tax is a constant challenge for every tax professional – it seems that every year brings a “whole new world” of change. This year’s convention brought together pre-eminent experts across a broad range of topics in order to provide you with a program of technical excellence teamed with practical application.

This event offered leading-edge updates and insights to ensure you can provide your clients with meaningful advice in a dynamic business environment.

Whether your interests are in the future of trusts, private companies and Div 7A, indirect taxes and incentives, tax effective-structures, e-commerce, superannuation, dealing with the ATO, offshore investments, charities, or a range of other topics, this event had something to offer you. The technical focus of the program, together with numerous practical case studies, catered both for experienced practitioners and those new to the profession.

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Individual sessions

Future of trusts - The Division 6 facelift and other new developments

Author(s):  Michael BUTLER

This paper covers:

  • Treasury proposals
  • dealing with current provisions
  • tax law definition of income
  • amending trust deeds (or living with existing terms)
  • risks of amending trust deeds
  • Commissioner’s statement of principles.

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ATO audits, disputes and litigation

Author(s):  Sue WILLIAMSON

This paper covers:

  • risk management
  • audits
  • settlements
  • objections & litigation
  • penalties and interest.

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Begging for mercy - Practitioner and ATO experience with Division 7A discretion

Author(s):  Andrew SINCLAIR,  Mathew UMINA

This presentation covers:

  • overview of Section 109RB
  • administrative law principles
  • does Division 7A apply?
  • conditions
  • administrative review.

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Investing in international assets - Taxation issues

Author(s):  Alistair HUTSON

This paper covers:

  • key tax challenges
  • key Australian tax parameters
  • double tax treaties
  • structuring options
  • example tax calculations - US
  • equivalent UK and Philippines tax issues
  • other tax issues.

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The not so charitable side of NFP reform

Author(s):  Paul INGRAM

This paper covers:

  • unrelated commercial activities
  • proposed rules on 'unrelated commercial activities'
  • conclusions on the UCA regime
  • the 'in Australia' requirement
  • the government's response
  • the ACNC
  • registration
  • reporting
  • governance
  • fundraising
  • transparency
  • enforcement.

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Stamp duty and other state taxes - Recent and upcoming changes

Author(s):  Bernard WALRUT

This paper covers:

  • land holding corporations and unit trusts
  • general anti avoidance provision
  • some other aspects.

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Dealing with UPEs in a post 16/12/2009 world

Author(s):  Arthur ATHANASIOU

This paper covers:

  • unpaid present entitlements
  • UPEs pre-16 December 2009
  • UPEs post-16 December 2009.

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GST - An oasis or mirage?

Author(s):  Anna Chong,  Matthew Fregona,  Zarna Pandya,  Lisa SMITH

This paper covers:

  • recent GST cases
  • GST rulings
  • draft rulings
  • GST determinations.

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eCommerce and taxation

Author(s):  Chris LOVELL

This paper covers:

  • B2B and B2C transactions
  • virtual transactions
  • record keeping and documentation of transactions
  • GST, customs duty and VAT.

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SMSF post accumulation strategies

Author(s):  Kerri PARKER

This paper covers:

  • review of current structure
  • 2012 compliance issues.

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SMSF – Wealth migration and associated issues

Author(s):  Peter CRUMP

This paper covers:

  • purpose of SMSFs
  • managing the contributions caps
  • recent developments with borrowing strategies
  • wealth migration strategies - Property
  • non-arm’s length transactions.

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