Death & Taxes Conference

12 CPD Hours | On-demand now available!




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Event Details

On-demand registration

$ 1,500 (member)

$ 1,500 (new member*)

$ 1,800 (non member)

  • When11-October-2023 - 30-April-2024
  • FormatOn-demand
  • CPD Hours12

Australia’s leading estate taxation conference

With the client bases of many practitioners ageing, the complexities of asset holdings and family arrangements increasing, and the highest ever intergenerational wealth transfers now occurring, practitioners need to invest time in developing an understanding of the taxation of deceased estates. This is an emerging market and opportunity for many, but equally one that has seen an unprecedented growth in litigation. It therefore presents risks and tax nuances that practitioners must manage and be alert to.

Industry experts and an expansive technical program

This excellent conference held over two days will address a range of topical content including the administration estates, administering an SMSF on death, a dive into the re-emerging provisions of 99B and 100A, plus much more.

Who should attend?

A must-attend event for all tax and legal practitioners involved in succession planning and estate administration.

Venue and destination

This year the Death and Taxes Conference will again be held in Brisbane at the centrally located Calile Hotel. It’s a great opportunity to return to in person events and reconnect with colleagues and peers from across the profession.

Network, network, network

Our specialist conferences are designed to allow delegates the time to enjoy robust technical discussions with colleagues and incorporate several opportunities throughout for attendees to mingle with peers and presenters. Each conference program includes dedicated networking functions for attendees to connect with like-minded members of the profession and discuss the latest issues in tax and beyond.

Technical program

8:30–9:20am Registration

9:20–9:30am Welcome and opening address

9:30–10:30am Session 1: Trusts and distributions – Traps and avoiding disasters

Speaker: Greg Russo, Greg Russo Law

10:30–11:00am Morning tea

11:00am–12:00pm Session 2: Family trust elections – Impacts on estates

Speaker: Linda Tapiolas, CTA, Cooper Grace Ward Lawyers

12:00–1:00pm Session 3: Latest administrative issues relating to superannuation funds and death benefit pay outs

Speaker: Paul Rafton, BDO

1:00–2:00pm Lunch

2:00–3:00pm Session 4: BDBNs – Responsibility, drafting and other issues

Speaker: Michael Flynn KC, CTA (Life), Owen Dixon Chambers West

3:00–3:30pm Afternoon tea

3:30–4:30pm Session 5: The Parent Trap – Gifts and loans in estates

Speaker: Bryan Mitchell, FTI, Mitchell Solicitors and Business Advisors

4:30–5:30pm Session 6: Cautionary tales for Executors

Panelists: Michael Flynn KC, CTA (Life), Owen Dixon Chambers West, Bryan Mitchell, FTI, Mitchell Solicitors and Business Advisors, Ian Raspin, CTA, BNR Partners

Facilitator: Julie Van der Velde, CTA, VdV Legal

 5:30pm Networking function

8:30–9:45am Session 7: Cross-border deceased estates – The Australian considerations

Speaker: Andrew Smyth, ATI, Robbins Watson

9:45–10:45am Session 8: Estates and philanthropy

Speakers: Olivia Clark-Moffatt, Australian Communities Foundation, Frank Hinoporos, CTA, Hall & Wilcox Lawyers

10:45–11:15am Morning tea

11:15am–12:15pm Session 9: Navigating the digital afterlife – Deceased estates and the challenges of the digital age

Speaker: Tracey Dunn, EY

12:15–1:00pm Session 10: Other issues in tax administration

Speaker: Peter Godber, CTA (Life), Consultant and Co-Chair, National Tax Liaison Group

1:00–2:00pm Lunch

2:00–3:00pm Session 11: Taxing issues when carrying on a business in an estate

Speaker: Paul Banister, CTA, Grant Thornton

3:00–3:30pm Afternoon tea

3:30–4:30pm Session 12: Cross-border deceased estates – The offshore considerations

Speaker: Marsha Dungog, Withers International, Penelope Warr, Withers International


4:30pm Conference close


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