State Taxes Convention

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State Taxes Convention

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All state and territory taxes covered in one complete program

Developed in conjunction with all Revenue Offices around the country, this comprehensive program presents both topics of universal interest across all the state taxes as well as dedicated streams addressing duties and payroll taxes.

Annual gathering of all jurisdictions

The Convention has always been a popular forum for interaction and discussion among participants in the state taxes community and is held annually on a rotational basis in all Australian capital cities. This year, the 24th annual event will be held at the stunning Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour over two full days of technical sessions and networking. 

Who should attend?

Particularly valuable for those with practices operating across multiple jurisdictions, attendees will be joined by all State and territory Revenue Commissioners, representatives from their offices and accounting and legal state taxes practitioners from around the country.

Time to reflect and relax

We recognise that taking a break from work and the office is more important than ever, and our Conventions incorporate numerous opportunities to relax, unwind and enjoy some time out of the office. This program allows delegates the time to enjoy robust technical discussions with their peers around the country and the chance to relax over a three-course dinner and drinks at the Convention dinner. 


Event Details

Early bird registration

$ 1,700 (Member)

$ 1,700 (New Member*)

$ 2,000 (Non Member)

  • When25-July-2024 - 26-July-2024
  • FormatFace-to-face
  • CPD Hours11

2024 program


Welcome and President's address

Speakers: Jodie Fogale, EY, Co-chair, State Taxes Convention Organising Committee, Todd Want, CTA, President, The Tax Institute

Session 1: Commissioner’s address

Speakers: Scott Johnston, Chief Commissioner of State Revenue, Revenue NSW

Session 2: Implications of the Vanderstock case for state taxes

Speaker: Ron Merkel SC, Victorian Bar

Session 3: Not-for-profits and charities

Speakers: Michelle Bennett, CTA, BDO, Ben Watkinson, BDO

Session 4A: Commercial & Industrial Property Tax

Speakers: Chris Mouratidis, Victorian Department of Treasury and Finance, Sarah Shaw, FTI, KPMG, Michael Woods, Victorian Department of Treasury and Finance

Session 4B: Key payroll tax implications with respect to the occurrence and remediation of wage underpayments

Speakers: Stefanie Merlino, BDO, Isaac Vozzo, RevenueSA

Session 5A: Duty implications of options

Speaker: Matthew Cridland, CTA, K&L Gates

Session 5B: Payroll tax relevant contracts – Practical guidance in an uncertain landscape

Speakers: Nathan Hamilton, CTA, Darren Nicholls, Revenue NSW

Session 6: Recovery of overpaid taxes and remedies outside the Taxation Administration Act

Speaker: Chris Sievers, Victorian Bar 

Session 7: Case and legislative update

Speaker: Rhonda Kable, Revenue NSW, Cherie Mulyono, PwC, Candice Wong, PwC

Session 8A: Duties – The big ones

Speakers: Matthew Sealey, FTI, PwC, Joanne Seve, Cullen Smythe, CTA, Revenue NSW

Session 8B: Payroll tax – The big ones

Speakers: Sarah Klarich, PwC, Philip Magoffin, PPM Tax & Legal, Scott Pease,

Tax & Legal Services

Session 9A: Trust distributions and transfers – A duty perspective

Speaker: Dung Lam, CTA, West Garbutt

Session 9B: The Nexus provisions

Speakers: Rhys Cormick, CTA, Deloitte, Sam White, Deloitte

Session 10A: Foreign entities and landholder duty

Speaker: Nicholas Clifton, Sladen Legal

Session 10B: “STP 3.0” – Enabling payroll tax compliance from federal reporting

Speaker: Heidi Debrincat, PwC

Session 11: Closing panel

Speakers: Melinda Kross, Queensland Revenue Office, Harry Lakis, CTA, Queensland Bar, Cullen Smythe, CTA, Revenue NSW

Favourable room rates have been negotiated and secured at Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour. Accommodation bookings can be made by following the link on the event web page or via this link, here.

Additionally, we have sourced alternate accommodation to suit all budgets through our accommodation and travel provider, ConferenceNational. Accommodation bookings can be made by following the link on the event web page or via this link, here.




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