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Word Investments : The Changing Landscape for the Not-For-Profit Sector

Published on 18 Mar 2009 | Took place at Sebel Playford, Adelaide , SA

The recent High Court decision of Federal Commissioner of Taxation v Word Investments Limited [2008] HCA 55 means that commercial activities can now more readily be carried on by charities. This is a major development and presents opportunities for charities to raise funds to achieve their objectives.

This event examined the case in detail and considered its practical implications for the not-for-profit sector. The event also provided an update on the current position in relation to structuring and tax issues encountered by the sector.

These issues are critical for any practitioner who advises clients in the not-for-profit sector and executives who work in the sector.

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Individual sessions

The changing landscape for the not-for-profit sector: The implications of the Word Investments case

Author(s):  Will MARRYAT

This paper covers the implications of the Word Investments case. in particular:

  • background
  • analysis of the facts
  • reasoning and decisions of the case
  • practical implications of the case
  • case studies of activities and structures
  • what can be expected.
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The changing landscape for the not-for-profit sector: Update on structuring and tax issues

Author(s):  Ben WILSON

This paper covers:

  • obtaining and maintaining income tax exemption and deductible gift recipient status
  • choosing the most appropriate structure
  • restructuring issues
  • issues with partnerships and joint ventures
  • land tax, pay-roll tax and FBT issues
  • GST issues.
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