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32nd Annual Western Australia State Convention

Published on 21 Aug 1998 | Took place at Sheraton Hotel, Perth, WA

Topics covered at this convention include: tax deductibility of interest; private company loans; tax & marriage; family trusts; and tax reform and budget issues

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Individual sessions

Tax Deductibility of Interest

Author(s):  Tony PAGONE QC Significant dvelopments have recently occured in this area of tax law. The application for special leave to appeal to the High Court in Steele's case was granted and a test case in respect of split and linked loan facilities is awaited. Tony Pagone QC will restate the law in relation to the deductability of interest and provide valuable insights into future trends.

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Private Company Loans

Author(s):  Mike JAMES Division 7A of the ITAA36 introduces a new regime for the treatment of advances , loans, and other credits by private companies to shareholders and thier associates. The forgiveness of debts owed by shareholders is also specifically dealt with. Mike James covers in detail of the new provisions and their effect in practice.

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Tax & Marriage

Author(s):  Arlene MACDONALD 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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Family Trusts

Author(s):  Peter LARK A "family trust" is an excepted trust for the purposes of the trust loss measures. How far will the "family trust" concept extend in future legislation? Topics covered include: trust loss provisions; dividend streaming; distributions; distributions to super funds.

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Corporations Law Tail Wagging the Tax Dog

Author(s):  Roger SULLIVAN Measures to simplify and reform the Corporations Law have necessitated consequential amendments to the income tax legislation. Topics covered include: corporate law reform and consequential income tax amendments.

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Tax Reform and Budget Issues

Author(s):  Ken SPENCE Topics covered include:
- tax changes
- income v consumption based tax
- planning opportunities
- impact of tax reform on small business

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