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First Annual State's Taxation Conference

Published on 26 Jul 2001 | Took place at Dockside, Darling Harbour, Sydney , National

This conference includes papers on: The State Taxes Environment in 2001; Tax Reform, GST and State Taxes; Cases Update; State Taxes in the Electronic Age; Stamp Duty.

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Individual sessions

Stamping Multi Jurisdictional Mortgages

Author(s):  John LOXTON This seminar discusses stamping multi jusidictional mortgages, with a focus on: Progress made in reforming the law, State by State; The time of advance model v. the time of first execution model; After acquired property and retesting of nexus; New practices and procedures for compliance.

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An Economic Focus on the States fiscal environment

Author(s):  Doug MCTAGGART Topics covered in this powerpoint presentation include:
- Update on the high spots in realtion to State Taxes
- Setting the Scene - State Taxes and the wider Economy
- The outlook for the economy, and how is it likely to impact on the tax bases of each State and Territory now and into the future

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Legislative State of Play

Author(s):  B.J SULLIVAN This seminar paper covers topics including:
- Summary of chages to State and Territory tax legislation during the first half of 2001, including budget changes
- Outline of other recent announcements regarding future State and Territory taxation changes

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Impact of State Stamp Duty Rewrites

Author(s):  A MASON Topics covered in this seminar paper include:
- Overview of progress by each State in the rewrite of their stamp duties legislation, including an update on progress on the Queensland Duties Bill 2001
- A focus on the Queensland Bill in some detail, summarising the main concepts and design features contained in to, including the new provisions for trusts and partnerships.
- Improvements in the Qld Bill for inter-jurisdictional transactions such as financing and hiring agreements, especially in light of other jurisdictions' rewrites.

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Tax Reform, GST and State Taxes

Author(s):  Andrew SMITH Topics covered in this seminar paper include:
- National tax reform arrangements and impact on Commonwealth/State financial relations; including outline of the Intergovernmental Agreement and how it has and will affect State taxation arrangements across Australia - including relevant timeframes
- Interaction and interplay between GST and State taxes

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State Taxes in the Electronic Age - Facilities & Features

Author(s):  Rachel SIEFF This powerpoint presentation will highlight:
- Services available electronically now, through revenue offices
- Services expected to be available online over the next 12 months
- Websites of interest to clients of the revenue offices

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Stamp Duty and land-rich company provisions

Author(s):  Peter COLLINS Topics covered in this powerpoint presentation include:
- Land Rich Companies and Unit Trusts
- Private Unit Trust provisions
- Common traps, differences between jurisdictions, ambiguities

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Stamp Duty on Intellectual Property and Business Transfers

Author(s):  Joanne SEVE,  Monojit RAY Topics covered in this seminar paper include:
- Overview as at 1 July, 2001
- Goods and Other property
- Aggregation provisons
- Identification of Assets - Dutiable Property?
- Characterisation of Transactions
- Structuring a Business Transfer - Case Study

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Stamp Duty and Corporate Reorganisations

Author(s):  Peter MCMAHON This seminar discusses 6B Stamp Duty and Corporate Reorganisations, with a focus on: Cancellation and buyback of shares; Acquisitions of voting entitlements in takeovers; Liquidation distribution; Schemes; Comparative overview of corporate reconstruction exemptions.

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Pay-Roll Tax Grouping Provisions

Author(s):  Richard TURNER This powerpoint presentation looks at Pay-Roll Tax Grouping Provisions, with a focus on: State by State overview and comparison of the grouping provisions; In depth analysis of the implications of being grouped; How to avoid being grouped; Current industry issues that impact on grouping provisions; Issues for local branches of international groups.

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State Taxes In The Electronic Age - Legal Issues

Author(s):  Jeff MANN This seminar paper discusses legal issues and state taxes in the electronic age, with a focus on: The current impact of State/Territories laws; Situs issues; Evidence of transactions/parties; Problems for investigations; Extraterritoriality problems.

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Stamp duty administration workshop

Author(s):  Carolyn MALL This paper will discuss in relation to each state - the process of refunds and how to apply for them; - how to go about obtaining rulings or legislative clarification; - and access to information.

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Pay-roll tax treatment of benefits and superannuation

Author(s):  Kevin LOCK This paper discusses the pay-roll tax treatment of benefits and superannuation across all jurisdictions; recent changes to the treatment of these items and their implications; and the differences which exist between the jurisdictions.

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Dealing with the Commissioner

Author(s):  Mark L ROBERTSON The central theme of this paper is when should the Commissioners be bound by what they have said, either publicly or to a particular taxpayer in relation to that taxpayers affairs.

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Pay-Roll Tax Administration Workshop

Author(s):  Michael STEVENS This seminar paper discusses pay-roll tax administration, with a focus on: Refunds and how to apply for them; How to go about obtaining rulings or legislative clarification; Contractor management issues; Voluntary disclosures of underpayments of pay-roll tax; Continuing divergence of the States' and Territories' wages basis.

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