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Corporate conundrums paper


This paper focuses on using a company as a vehicle to carry on a business. It will consist of a broad discussion on a selection of tax issues associated with companies in the private client space – framed over the life cycle of a company.

Topics covered include:

  • why choose a company? Issues with mergers and demergers
  • flexible company structuring
  • getting capital out of a company – capital returns and share buybacks
  • compliance/planning
  • tax and accounting consequences of changes to the Corporations Law
  • definition of a dividend
  • hybrid instruments
  • share capital tainting.

Author profiles

Paul Abbey
Photo of author, Paul ABBEY Paul is a Partner in the Corporate Tax group of PwC in Melbourne and has over 30 years experience advising local and international clients on income tax issues. - Current at 29 May 2019
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Andrew Tran
Andrew is a Manager at PwC.
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Matthew Budge
Matthew is a partner in PwC’s Financial Advisory team and has over 18 years experience in providing tax advice to Australian and multinational companies. Matt has a very broad range of experience in diverse industries, having worked on transactions in the Perth, Melbourne and Sydney markets serviced by PwC. Matt focuses on assisting clients through transformative transactions involving major acquisitions, restructures, refinancing and investments into significant infrastructure. Matt is a member of the tax and regulatory committee for the Association of Mining and Exploration Companies in Australia, and a Director of Alzheimer’s WA. - Current at 26 June 2019
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This was presented at 45th Western Australia State Convention .

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