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2007 North Queensland Convention: Tax on Track

Published on 18 May 2007 | Took place at Cairns Hilton, QLD

This year’s convention focussed on a variety of topics including superannuation, stamp duty and GST that are relevant to practitioners from North Queensland and beyond. Our expert presenters identified obstacles and issues and suggested ways and means of avoiding or overcoming them.

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Individual sessions

Annual tax update

Author(s):  Stephen GRAW This paper provides an update on the relevant case, legislative and ruling changes throughout the past 12 months as they impact upon the tax practitioner.

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The new superannuation paradigm

Author(s):  Richard J FRIEND

This paper covers:

  • why everyone needs to think about getting as much into super as they can
  • the great things about turning 60
  • why a pre 1999 unit trust can be the ultimate tax-free vehicle for any business or investment
  • leveraging property investments through self managed super funds.
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Selling the farm

Author(s):  John NEWBY

This paper covers:

  • profit making undertaking v mere realisation
  • GST issues - is there an enterprise?
  • use of related development entities.
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Queensland stamp duty: traps and technical issues for practising accountants

Author(s):  Vince BAILEY

This paper covers:

  • when will stamp duty be abolished?
  • some handy tips to avoid negligence claims
  • how to avoid double duty on real estate transactions
  • trusts and land rich duty traps
  • minimising duty on business acquisitions
  • when is estate duty payable?
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GST and tricky property issues

Author(s):  Lachlan R WOLFERS

This paper covers:

  • distinguishing residential premises from commercial residential premises
  • adjustments/changes in use
  • GST issues for retirement village developments
  • going concern issues in practice.
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What is "best practice" for Practice Management?

Author(s):  Neil EARLE

We will examine "best tax practice" strategies to assist in dealing with the tsunami of change that hit practices in 2000, including:

  • Setting course on a tax management QA program in your firm and winning those 'tacking' duels with clients
  • Improving productivity and client service through document management and 'ship shape' practices
  • Consigning time sheets to the murky depths - value billing to improve client relationships and practice profitability
  • Joining the value added professional services fleet and avoiding a sign up to a minesweeper
  • Finding, training and managing the hearty crew
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Back to basics

Author(s):  Doug KING

This paper covers:

  • basics - tax rates and entities
  • deferral and risk
  • assessable income - what’s in and what’s out
  • deductions - what is and what is not
  • Part IVA concerns
  • recent developments.
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Changes to bankruptcy law

Author(s):  Mark PEARCE

This paper covers:

  • bankruptcy statistics
  • risks for clients and advisors
  • latest amendments
  • clawback provisions
  • structuring and business issues.
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Inbound investment into Australia

Author(s):  John CURRIE

This paper covers:

  • encouraging foreign investors - the new Division 855
  • inpatriates/temporary residents
  • practical implications for you the advisor.
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Changes to the CGT small business concessions

Author(s):  Ron JORGENSEN,  Daniel SMEDLEY

This paper covers:

  • how has the regime changed?
  • who will benefit now?
  • what are the effects of these changes on practitioners and their clients?
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