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4TH WORLD TAX CONFERENCE 2004

Published on 25 Feb 2004 | Took place at Sheraton on the Park, Sydney , International

The comprehensive technical world tax program, delivered by leading experts in their field from around the globe, provided relevant international tax advice and is sure to be the leading practical tax event of its nature.

Countries around the world have undertaken or are in the throes of undertaking tax reform. Accentuated by recent announcements in the US of significant tax reform initiatives, it has become apparent that in this age of globalisation every country needs to learn from each other. The 2004 World Tax Conference looked at trends in tax reform, tax administration with particular emphasis on combating tax avoidance, the Revenue and adviser issues.

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Individual sessions

World Trends in Tax Policy

Author(s):  Howell H ZEE This paper covers:
- EU pull back from corporate integration
- new US rules for the taxation of dividends and interest
- EU Savings Directive
- OECD effort against tax havens
- Australian & New Zealand Fringe Benefits Tax.

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Controlled Foreign Companies Legislation

Author(s):  Brian J ARNOLD This paper covers:
- CFC rules and policy around the world
- practical case studies for new foreign investments
- hybrid entities and CFC rules
- recent treaty developments and CFC rules.

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Value Added Tax/Goods and Services Tax

Author(s):  Roderick CORDARA This paper covers:
- European and Australian developments
- single multiple supply
- consideration
- vouchers
- outsourcing
- anti-avoidance.

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Investment Issues and Tax Opportunities - Eastern Europe

Author(s):  Paul BARNES This paper covers:
- legal structures (including branch vs subsidiary)
- thin capitalisation
- corporate tax systems (including capital gains tax if applicable)
- expatriates
- special incentives.

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Investment Issues and Tax Opportunities - Australia

Author(s):  Alf CAPITO This paper covers:
- legal structures (including branch vs subsidiary)
- thin capitalisation
- corporate tax systems (including capital gains tax if applicable)
- expatriates
- special incentives.

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Investment Issues and Tax Opportunities - South America

Author(s):  John A MCLEES This paper covers:
- legal structures (including branch vs subsidiary)
- thin capitalisation
- corporate tax systems (including capital gains tax if applicable)
- expatriates
- special incentives.

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Investment Issues and Tax Opportunities - South East Asia

Author(s):  Warrick CLEINE This paper covers:
- legal structures (including branch vs subsidiary)
- thin capitalisation
- corporate tax systems (including capital gains tax if applicable)
- expatriates
- special incentives.

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Investment Issues and Tax Opportunities - China

Author(s):  Daniel CHAN This presentation covers:
- legal structures (including branch vs subsidiary)
- thin capitalisation
- corporate tax systems (including capital gains tax if applicable)
- expatriates
- special incentives.

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Investment Issues and Tax Opportunities - South Africa

Author(s):  Colin WOLFSOHN This presentation covers:
- legal structures (including branch vs subsidiary)
- thin capitalisation
- corporate tax systems (including capital gains tax if applicable)
- expatriates
- special incentives.

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Role of Courts in Interpreting Double Taxation Agreements

Author(s):  Justice D Graham HILL This paper covers the following topics:
- conflicting interpretative rules for domestic tax law
- principles for interpreting international treaties
- special problems in interpreting double tax treaties, including treaty coverage and tax law amendment.

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Recent Canadian Developments in Transfer Pricing

Author(s):  Edwin G KROFT This paper covers:
- transfer pricing methodologies - levels of disclosure
- audit concerns and defence in a dispute
- intellectual property issues
- implications of EU single market rules.

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Transfer Pricing - EU and UK Developments

Author(s):  Tim AMBROSE This paper covers:
- transfer pricing methodologies - levels of disclosure
- audit concerns and defence in a dispute
- intellectual property issues
- implications of EU single market rules.

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Transfer Pricing - Recent Developments in Australia

Author(s):  David RUSSELL This paper covers:
- transfer pricing methodologies - levels of disclosure
- audit concerns and defence in a dispute
- intellectual property issues
- implications of EU single market rules.

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Countering International Tax Avoidance

Author(s):  Malcolm GAMMIE This presentation covers the following topics:
- country comparisons of general and specific anti-avoidance measures
- bilateral treaty anti-abuse measures
- progress on co-ordinated responses by OECD and EU
- prospects for current and future initiatives.

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Planning for Retiring Abroad - Europe

Author(s):  Greg HOLLINGSWORTH This paper covers the following:
- tax comparison of European retirement destinations
- ceasing residency
- taxation of inbound retirement and investment income
- estate, inheritance and gift tax considerations.

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A Practical Look at E-Commerce and Source Rules

Author(s):  Bill CANNON This paper covers:
- practical consequences of applying source rules to e-commerce transactions
- impact of moving to a more residence based treaty policy
- practical consequences of OECD clarification of PE and income allocation
- consumption taxes, tax collection and administration issues.

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Foreign Tax Credits

Author(s):  Robert DEUTSCH This paper covers the following topics:
- relevance in current Australian tax system
- foreign tax credits and controlled foreign companies rules
- foreign tax credits and underlying tax relief
- interface with double taxation agreements.

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International Taxation of the Financial Sector

Author(s):  John CULLINANE This paper covers the following topics:
- development of derivatives & financial instruments - implications for tax systems
- profit allocation and taxation of permanent establishments - OECD developments
- disintermediation of the tax base.

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Overview of Australian Tax Reform

Author(s):  Dr Michael DIRKIS This paper covers:
- simplification of CFC and FIF rules
- adoption of residency based DTA policy
- changes to cross-border taxation of resident trusts and the taxation of foreign trusts
- adoption of separate entity treatment for branches of non-bank financial entities.

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Restrictions on the Role of International Tax Advisers

Author(s):  Anthony P MOLLOY This paper covers the following topics:
- obligations and integrity of tax advisers
- criminal law - applications
- regulation of tax profession
- client confidentiality and professional privilege.

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Cross Border Property Investment

Author(s):  Adrian CRAWFORD This paper covers the following topics:
- financing and structuring property investments
- taxation in source and home country
- withholding taxes
- timing issues.

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Australian Inbound Property Investment

Author(s):  Peter MADDEN This paper covers the following topics:
- financing and structuring property investments
- taxation in source and home country
- withholding taxes
- timing issues.

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