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Tax and marriage


Family breakdowns are reported to be occuring at an increasing rate in Australia. The atxation implications of the marriage breakdowns, and arrangements for protection in the event of their occurrence, are matters of increasing interest. Topics covered include: superannuation; estate planning; child maintenance trusts.

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Arlene Macdonald CTA-Life
Photo of author, Arlene MACDONALD Until her recent retirement, Arlene was a Barrister at the South Australian Bar for 17 years. Prior to this she spent 8 years at the Australian Government Solicitor's Office, and several years at the ATO and the Commonwealth Ombudsman's office. At the Bar she appeared and advised in a wide range of Commonwealth and State tax disputes concerning income tax, CGT, GST, stamp duty, payroll tax, land tax and other tax issues. Arlene is experienced in acting for the Commissioner of Taxation and for the range of taxpayers who were in dispute with the revenue authorities or who needed advice on how tax law applies in their case. She has a passion for legal education, especially in tax and trust law. She was awarded life membership of The Tax Institute in 2010 particularly for her work over many years in organising, promoting and providing education through The Tax Institute. She has written a vast number of papers and articles and is a highly sought after speaker. - Current at 16 February 2015
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This was presented at 32nd Annual Western Australia State Convention .

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Tax Deductibility of Interest

Author(s):  Tony PAGONE QC

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Private Company Loans

Author(s):  Mike JAMES

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Tax & Marriage

Author(s):  Arlene MACDONALD

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Family Trusts

Author(s):  Peter LARK

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Corporations Law Tail Wagging the Tax Dog

Author(s):  Roger SULLIVAN

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Tax Reform and Budget Issues

Author(s):  Ken SPENCE

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