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Event Details

Full registration

$ 1,800 (member)

$ 1,800 (new member*)

$ 2,100 (non-member)

  • When29-May-2024 - 30-May-2024
  • FormatFace-to-face
  • CPD Hours12

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The program

Technical, practical, relevant

Consider the QLD Tax Forum your one-stop shop for tax technical updates, practical learnings and expert insights into the many and varied issues facing practitioners and advisers across Queensland. 

The two-day event format includes plenaries, breakout streams, panels and workshops. With a format designed to offer flexibility and choice, delegates can attend a mix of plenary and concurrent sessions that are relevant for both SME and corporate tax professionals.

Flexible ticket options are available to ensure you and your team can all attend, by tailoring the content to suit your CPD needs and areas of interest.  

President's Welcome and Opening address
Speaker: Todd Want, CTA, President, The Tax Institut, Kim Reynolds, CTA, Chair, QLD Tax Forum organising committee 

Keynote address: Navigating the new era: Technology, AI and the transformation of the tax profession
Speaker: Adrian Cartland, Cartland Law

Session 2A: Payroll tax: Grouping-focused

Speaker: Harry Lakis, CTA, QLD Bar

Session 2B: Navigating tax disputes in 2024

Speakers: Chris Atkinson, FTI, Deloitte Legal, Amy Borrett, Deloitte Legal

Session 3A: Trusts and tax consolidations

Speakers: Liz Allen, Macpherson Kelley, Hayden Bentley, Macpherson Kelley

Session 3B: Doing more with less in a modern-day tax function

Panellists: Rhiain Garrihy, CTA, Suncorp, Michael Mclaughlin, ATI, Cromwell Property Group, Karen Young, Flight Centre

Facilitator: Patrick Grob, CTA, Deloitte

Session 4A: Unit trusts – Flexibility of a Trust at a cost

Speakers: Fiona Brazier, RSM Australia, Steve Healey, CTA (Life), RSM Australia

Session 4B: Financing: Navigating the new thin capitalisation and debt deduction creation rules

Speaker: Michael Chang, CTA, EY

Session 5A: Tricks and Traps of Trust Taxation

Speaker: Craig Marston, CTA, KPMG

Session 5B: Case law analysis: Share capital management (Aurizon Holdings) and deductibility of employee share options/rights cancellation (Clough)

Speakers: Laura Allen, Wilberforce Chambers, Samuel Bone, Aurizon

Session 6: Big data and AI: Shaping the future of the ATO and tax advisory

Facilitator: Paul Mills, PBM Tax

Panellists: Jennie Granger, UNSW Business School, Rebecca Saint, Australian Taxation Office, Ying Yang, Australian Taxation Office

An interview with the CEO

Speaker: Scott Treatt, CTA, CEO, The Tax Institute

Session 7: The Future of the Tax Profession – where are we now and what could it look like

Speakers: Fiona Brazier, RSM Australia, Steve Healey, CTA (Life), RSM Australia

Session 8A: Death and divorce

Speakers: Paul Banister, CTA, Grant Thornton, Toni Portelli, Grant Thornton

Session 8B: Mergers and acquisitions – Tips and traps

Speakers: Elliot Cunningham, CTA, QIC, Katrina Piva, KPMG

Session 9A: Restructuring

Speakers: Ellie Murdoch, Smart Solutions Tax & Business Advisory, Sally Preston, CTA, Smart Solutions Tax & Business Advisory

Session 9B: Navigating GST Justified Trust reviews for public and private groups

Speaker: Jeff Pfaff, ATI, PwC

Session 10A: Affairs of capital in the land of corporates (for SMEs)

Speaker: Mark West, CTA, West Garbutt

Session 10B: State taxes update

Speaker: Craig Bowie, CTA, MinterEllison

Session 11A: ESS: Tax issues that arise

Speakers: Adele Townsend, CTA, BDO, Eileen Tsai, BDO

Session 11B: Employment taxes and employee value proposition update

Speakers: Ryann Klein, Vialto Partners, Maria Ravese, CTA, Vialto Partners

Session 12A: The tax haven next door?

Speaker: David Marks KC, CTA, Queensland Bar

Session 12B: Pillar 2: Performing without transforming

Speakers: Natalie Chang, FTI, Rio Tinto, Chris Stewart, ATI, PwC


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