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Regional Tax Update : Toowoomba and the Darling Downs

Published on 17 Jul 2006 | Took place at City Golf Club, Toowoomba, QLD

Topics covered include: Trust Issues Recent Developments in Asset Protection The state of play with Service Trusts CGT and GST Issues with Property/Development GST Adjustments

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Individual sessions

CGT and GST Impact on SME Property Clients

Author(s):  Clifford HUGHES

Topics covered in this seminar paper include:

  • Securing main residence exemption - does Janmor Nominees have comtemporary relevance?
  • Strategies for main residence subdivisions - when does a residential land owner become a property developer?
  • The margin scheme debacle - what the ATO draft rulings really mean and an insight into recent disputes
  • What the Marana Holdings decision means to the structuring of serviced apartments, resorts, holiday houses and retirement villages 
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Service Trusts

Author(s):  William (Bill) D THOMPSON

Topics covered in this paper include:

  • The current state of play - what you need to do, including the safe harbours
  • Addressing compliance issues
  • Retrospectivity
  • Should you restructure? What are the options and implications?
  • How do you ensure professional clients have asset protection?
This paper was also presented at the 'Moving on with Service Trusts' seminar held in Brisbane on 24 July 2006.
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Asset Protection

Author(s):  Mark WEST

Topics covered in this paper include:

  • Superannuation and bankruptcy clawbacks - the current position
  • The decision in Prentice v Cummins
  • Recent backruptcy law changes - implications for structures
  • The relative effectiveness of alternative structures for asset protection
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Trust Issues: Year End Administration

Author(s):  Mark Molesworth

Topics covered in this seminar paper include:

  • Distributing from Trust to trust - the implications of the Nemesis case 
  • Issues arising from default distributions clauses - the implications of Ramsden's case 
  • The dangers of resettlements including adding or excluding beneficiaries
  • What if the trust deed is lost? 
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The New CGT Small Business Regime

Author(s):  Tom DELANY

Topics covered in this paper include:

  • Controlling Individual v. Significant Individual
  • Can you create a controlling individual existing structures?
  • The breadth of "connected width" under the new regime
  • What the new rules means for the 15 year exemption v. super contribution
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GST Adjustments

Author(s):  Ashley DUNSTAN

Topics covered in this seminar paper inlcude:

  • The administrative effect of the Marana and Toyama decisions
  • Implications for strata title units, serviced apartments and employee accommodation
  • The amendments in Tax Laws Amendment (2006 Measures No.3) Bill 2006
  • What about past transactions?
  • Property developments 
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