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Published on 28 Mar 1996 | Took place at Wirrina Cove Paradise Resort, SA

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Individual sessions

Debt forgiveness - the proposed legislation

Author(s):  Chris BALL This article discusses the implications if the debt forgiveness legislation that was contained in the TLAB (No 5) 1995, is reintroduced. Issues highlight in the article include: forgiveness of a commercial debt; calculation of the gross forgiven amount; calculation and application of the net forgiven amount; debt/equity swaps; debt parking; intragroup debt; partnerships; liquidations; debt waiver; and natural love and affection.

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FBT - the fringe issues

Author(s):  Stephen WESTAWAY This paper provides a guideline to the assessability of benefits under FBT legislation. It outlines: useful exemptions and concessions; exclusions; reductions in taxable value; rebatable employers; when should motor vehicles be provided; salary sacrifice; entertainment rules; and redirection v FBT.

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Franchising - Jim, Wendy and the Commissioner

Author(s):  Ramsey ANDARY,  Michael BUTLER This article discusses and highlights the tax and legal aspects of the purchase, operation, and disposal of a franchise. It deals with the various forms of franchises (product, manufacturing, and system) and includes: the Franchising Code of Practice; a structure; types of fees payable; capital and revenue implications; treatments of the initial fee and pre-franchise payments; goodwill; and stamp duty.

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Direct investment versus managed trusts

Author(s):  Peter COWLEY This article discusses direct investment versus managed trusts. It concentrates specifically in the areas of Australian Equities and Property sectors, due in part, to their easy accessibility to the Australian investor.

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Leasing - beware of the dangers

Author(s):  Michael MCCLAREN This article discusses leases and leasing, highlighting areas such as: leases for tax purposes, residuals, tax treatment of genuine and non-genuine leases, balloon payments, prepayments, trade-ins, sales and leaseback of assets, anti-avoidance provisions, fixtures, installation costs, motor vehicles, and capital gains tax.

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Part IVA : Challenging the Commissioner's view

Author(s):  Terry MURPHY This article discusses Part IVA, and concerns to keep it within sensible and practical bounds. Issues raised include: the scheme; tax benefits; section 177D; the Commissioner's discretion; assessments; and the past and future.

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Payments to contractors/employees - the new regime

Author(s):  Louise HICKS This article discusses the proposed new pay-as-you-earn (PAYE) provisions set out in TLAB (No 5) 1995. The main purpose of the amendments is to counteract arguments that independent contractors are not caught by the PAYE provisions if they are engaged to produce a particular result.

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5 act play: Pollorosto's plight - a continuing saga

Author(s):  Kim BARRY,  Brian HARMER,  John HORSNELL,  Peter O'DONOHUE,  Ralph TORTORELLA,  Dean TROWSE This convention paper is a fictional play about a couple being audited by the ATO and being caught out understating the income derived by their partnership from the chicken shop which they operated.

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Retirement planning for primary producers

Author(s):  Kevin REYNOLDS This article primarily discusses succession planning, however ideas highlighted in the paper will also benefit primary producers who may not have successors to their land and business. Topics covered include: the essential elements of a succession plan; farm ownership; business structures; income tax planning (including trusts); retirement incomes; wills; and stamp duty.

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Social security changes

Author(s):  Mark MOFFATT This article discusses the new extended deeming provisions, to be introduced from July 1996.

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Superannuation savings accounts

Author(s):  Brian PELHAM This article discusses the arguments on Superannuation Savings Account, providing views by the Australian Banker's Association (ABA).

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Trusts - tackling the thorny issues

Author(s):  John TUCKER The article highlights some of thorny issues associated with trusts, brought about by the Government's crackdown on the use of trusts by the richest 100 Australians. The crackdown however, has the potential to hurt charities and small family trusts.

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Treatment of goodwill

Author(s):  Terry EVANS This presentation covers:
- the nature of goodwill
- the characteristics of goodwill
- restrictive covenants
- CGT implications of selling goodwill, licensing (leasing) goodwill, apportionment of consideration and Everett assignments
- stamp duty implications of those dealings
- pre-consultative document on CGT and goodwill
- other practical issues.

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Tax Rewrite - the debate

Author(s):  Alice MCCLEARY This presentation discusses the reasons of what, why and how, the TLIP charter is set up and structured to achieve, and is it all really necessary.

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