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Cairns Tax Update: Superannuation and Property

Published on 27 Oct 2006 | Took place at Cairns International Hotel, Cairns, QLD

This seminar focussed on superannuation and property, two areas that are constantly undergoing tax changes and updates. It put the technical aspects into a practical context with hands-on case studies.

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Individual sessions

Superannuation budget update

Author(s):  Paul BANISTER

This paper covers:

  • how recent changes to super rules have impacted on super and succession strategies
  • how super rules help liberate wealth from an entity
  • how super rules help CGT planning
  • liberating wealth from superannuation entities (including lump sums, pension strategies, RBLs)
  • effective estate planning with superannuation.
It has been re-produced as if the Government’s “Plan to Simplify and Streamline Superannuation”, which was announced on 9 May 2006, becomes law as intended from 1 July 2007. This paper was also presented at the North Queensland Convention in Townsville on 19 May 2006. Some minor updates have been made to take recent changes into account. It was presented again by Peter O'Connor at the Cairns Tax Update, held in Cairns on 27 October 2006.
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GST update for the property industry

Author(s):  Mark REYNOLDS

Incorporating case studies on the recent developments this paper addresses some specific changes in the GST law and what entities should in practice now be doing to ensure they are complying with their GST obligations:

  • how to apply the new margin scheme provisions
  • when is it best to sell property as GST-free farms or going concerns
  • traps in change of use - GST adjustments
  • discussions on recent cases and ATO rulings.
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