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Event Details

Standard registration

$ 1,900 (member)

$ 1,900 (new member*)

$ 2,200 (non-member)

  • When21-March-2024 - 22-March-2024
  • FormatFace-to-face
  • CPD Hours12

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The program

Technical, practical, relevant

Consider the VIC 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 Victoria. 

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.  

Welcome and Presidents address

Speakers: Chaya Lal, FTI, Chair, VIC Tax Forum Organising Committee, Todd Want, CTA, President, The Tax Institute

Session 1: Economic outlook

Speaker: Cherelle Murphy, EY

Session 2A: Decoding section 99B Panel perspectives

Speakers: Fiona Dillon, CTA, Australian Taxation, Office, Michael Flynn KC, CTA (Life), Victorian Bar, Kaitilin Lowdon, ATI, Arnold Bloch Leibler

Facilitator: Facilitator: Leanne Connor, CTA, WGC Business

Session 2B: Corporate Tax – Recent cases and their implications

Speakers: Prudence Barker, Victorian Bar, Catherine Pierce, Victorian Bar

Session 2C: A whole new world – Recent developments in cross-border transfer pricing

Speakers: Ed Ng, EY, Craig Silverwood, MinterEllison

Session 3A:  SME Tax – Recent cases and their implications

Speakers: Andrew de Wijn, Victorian Bar, Edward Moore, Victorian Bar

Session 3B: Heads of Tax Panel

Speakers: Adrian Lovell, FTI, APA Group, Sandie Parker, Canva, Briana Witten-Ho, Ixom

Facilitator: Narelle McBride, CTA, PwC 

Session 3C: Crypto in tax

Speakers: Anthony Bach, CTA, Australian Taxation Office, Joni Pirovich, Block Chain + Digital Assets, Tuan Van Le, Aptum Legal

Session 4A: Division 7A – How well do you think you know the provisions?

Speaker: Alexis Kokkinos, ATI, Pitcher Partners

Session 4B: Cross-border arrangements and Australia’s anti-avoidance measures – Where are we at?

Speaker: Shahzeb Panhwar, PwC

Session 4C: Landholder duty and recent stamp duty budgets and developments

Speaker: Simon Tisher, CTA, Victorian Bar

Session 5A: Relevant contractors & payroll tax 

Speaker: Jack Aquilina, Dentons

Session 5B: Thin capitalisation update

Speaker: Justin Orders, KPMG

Session 5C: R&D issues and trends

Speakers: Jared Birbeck, Australian Taxation Office, Sukvinder Heyer, Grant Thornton

Session 6: Keynote address

Speaker to be announced

Session 7A: Global tax challenges – Navigating international issues for private clients

Speakers: Angela Bryce, CTA, Pitcher Partners, Denise Honey, CTA, Pitcher Partners

Session 7B: So what does “ChatGPT” mean for the future of tax?

Speakers: Ed Hewings, KPMG, Barry Sullivan, KPMG

Session 7C: The “electric vehicle tax” high court decision

Speakers: Tim Grace, Victorian Bar, Ron Merkel SC, Victorian Bar, Thomas Wood, Victorian Bar

Session 8A: Fraud and evasion – Insights and preventive measures

Speakers: Ash Khera, Australian Taxation Office, Angela Lee, Victorian Bar, Kasey Macfarlane, Australian Taxation Office

Facilitator: Karen Goodfellow, CTA, Goodfellow Tax

Session 8B: Operating in an uncertain economy

Speaker: Robert James, FTI, Mazars

Session 8C: Promoter Penalties

Speakers: Elinor Kasapidis, CPA Australia, Jenny Lin, Australian Taxation Office, Michael O’Neill, Tax Practitioners Board

Session 9: Climate and tax

Speakers: Jason Barnes, CTA, King & Wood Mallesons, Anna Skarbek, Climateworks

Session 10A: Small business restructures –Strategies, avoiding pitfalls and case studies

Speaker: Andrew Henshaw, CTA, Velocity Legal

Session 10B: M&A update

Speaker: Enzo Coia, CTA, Deloitte

Session 10C: Tax controversy issues

Speakers: Arthur Athanasiou, CTA (Life), Thomson Geer Lawyers, Claire Horan, Victorian Bar, Nick Westerink, Australian Taxation Office

Session 11A: Superannuation – Latest developments

Speaker: Liz Westover, FTI, Deloitte

Session 11B: Taxation considerations for build-to-rent

Speakers: Nicola Crowle, Deloitte, Katie Lattimore, Deloitte, Geoffrey Mann, CTA, Deloitte

Session 11C: Employment tax

Speakers: Megan Bishop, Holding Redlich, Ross Hocking, CTA, Holding Redlich