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38th Victorian State Convention - "At the Cross Roads"

Published on 09 Sep 1999 | Took place at Cumberland Lorne Resort, VIC

Topics covered at the convention include: restructuring trusts as companies or partnerships; the minefield of anti-avoidance; recent cases and legislation; complying with the new business taxation rules; taxation of financial assets and liabilities; and advanced GST planning.

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Individual sessions

CGT Update - Focusing on Changes in Ownership

Author(s):  Graeme S COOPER This paper discusses the effect of the Ralph committees deliberations on capitial gains tax reform just prior to the introduction of ANTS.

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Current Issues in Employment Taxes

Author(s):  Sarah BERNHARDT Topics include:
-FBT on group certificates - practical issues
-the future of salary sacrificing arrangements
-Superannuation deduction limits and defined benefit funds
-The new employment agency payroll tax provisions

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Where are the Courts taking the cases?

Author(s):  Justice D Graham HILL Topics covered include:
Trusts - apportion or attribute?
Deductions - historic cost or NPV?
Access - how broad are the access powers?
Accounting principles - still relevant?

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Film and Intellectual Property Investments

Author(s):  Noel BEHARIS The aim of this paper is to arm practitioners with a detailed understanding of the tax concessions and common pitfalls associated with film and other intellectual property investments.

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Taxation of Financial Assets & Liabilities

Author(s):  Neil WARD Topics include: hybrid instruments; marking to market; realisation; and transitional issues.

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GST for Small Business

Author(s):  Peter SENSERRICK This seminar paper gives roadmaps and practical tips for pratictioners and thier clients in small business to help them prepare for the GST.

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The Minefield of Anti-Avoidance

Author(s):  Allan J MYERS QC This paper looks at the issues surrounding tax avoidance and specifically the Consolidated Press Holdings Case.

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Complying with the New Business Taxation Rules

Author(s):  Denise BROTHERTON Topics covered include-
-what system changes are necessary?
-what is the new definition of taxable income?
-managing transfers of entities in/out of the group
-consolidation: is there a choice? Is there broadening of deductions available?

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Restucturing Trusts as Companies or Partnerships

Author(s):  Terry MURPHY Topics include: choice of entity; rollovers; winding up trusts; and anti-avoidance & Division 7A

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What is the future of the Imcome vs Capital distinction?

Author(s):  David RUSSELL Topics covered in this paper include:
A review of traditional principles after Steele, Montgomery
Do different tests still apply for receipts and deductions?
How will the Ralph Committee recommendations change the approach?

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The new era for financing assets

Author(s):  Tony STOLAREK Topics covered include: understanding the leasing rules; how the hire purchase rules work; and the non-recourse debt rules work.

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Y2K relationships - the ATO and you post 2000

Author(s):  Michael D'ASCENZO Topics covered include:
-Is the Commissioner redefining the playing field after Coombes and May?
-Overview of Tax office audit policy
-How does your profile and history affect your relationship?

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