Seminar materials

Seminar and Convention papers from all Taxation Institute events are available online to be downloaded in PDF format.

Seminar papers and presentations

The Tax Institute runs over 300 CPD seminars a year and the majority of our speakers dedicate considerable time and effort in preparing and writing papers and presentations. All papers and powerpoint presentations provided by the speakers from our seminars are available through the website individually or through a Tax Knowledge eXchange subscription.

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To find a paper you can either scroll through the list at the bottom of this page or use the right hand side Paper Search to refine your search criteria. Enter Keyword, State of Event and Date Range. For a more detailed search use our Advanced Search facility.

  • SA Annual Superannuation Day

    12 Jun 2015
    Stamford Plaza, Adelaide

    This event discussed practical issues facing SMSF clients and practitioners. It covered recent superannuation regulation changes, the new penalty regime, an in-depth analysis of the provisions relating to the taxation of SMSFs and some valuable planning strategies that can be implemented for your clients. The ATO also presented a session in which they discussed their areas of focus and what they see as compliance risks in the market.

  • Structuring for Professional Firms - Contemporary Issues

    04 Jun 2015
    Grant Thornton Boardroom, Brisbane

    This event provided a deeper understanding of structures specifically available to practitioners within professional firms, servicing for example, the legal; accountancy; architecture; engineering; and/or medical services industry.

  • National Infrastructure Conference

    28 May 2015
    The Langham, Melbourne

    This event covered many issues that are relevant to the industry, including the capital/income distinction in an infrastructure context, key tax issues on privatisations, financing stapled structures, structuring capital contributions tax effectively and MIT rules in an infrastructure context. There was also a session on ATO guidance on infrastructure investment from the ATO’s Chief Tax Counsel.

  • May Bi-Monthly Tax Briefing

    25 May 2015
    The Australian Institute of Management SA, Hindmarsh

    The 2015 Bi-Monthly Tax Briefing Series will keep you up-to-date with the latest tax changes while you earn valuable CPD hours. Each practical session covers key tax developments arising from the previous two months and explores how to apply these changes in a client context and how to recognise planning opportunities as a result of the changes. This series is particularly aimed at smaller practices and sole practitioners and includes the opportunity for attendees to have their queries answered.

  • Disability Awareness: A Different Perspective For Professional Advisers

    22 May 2015
    Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart

    In our society, which is fostering an ever-increasing acceptance and integration of the people with disabilities, many practitioners have clients with one or more disabilities and are being asked more commonly to advise parents, families, carers, employers and other stakeholders about disability issues. However, unless you are directly impacted, it can be difficult to know the ins and outs of the changing arena of the disability sector.

    This event covered many of these key issues, which are often overlooked by professional advisers.

  • International 101

    21 May 2015
    Plaistowe Mews, West Perth

    This event presented by leading international tax experts offered attendees a refresher on key core concepts as well as an overview of recent developments and proposed changes to the international tax and transfer pricing landscape.

  • NSW 8th Annual Tax Forum

    21 May 2015
    Sofitel Sydney Wentworth, Sydeny

    This event is currently being uploaded. This message will be removed when all materials are available.

    Some of the topics covered at the NSW 8th Annual Tax Forum were:

    • current issues with trusts - the important things you should know
    • Division 7A - putting your hands in the till without getting your fingers burnt
    • now you see them, now you don’t - borrowings in SMSFs
    • simplification of a corporate group
    • reconstruction in tax - the Chevron case and TR 2014/6
    • group tax manager panel - how do you manage tax risks in a more transparent world?
    • the “not-so-new” Part IVA - an ATO perspective
    • the SME guide to resolving ATO disputes
    • ADR in a tax context from a mediator’s perspective

  • Trusts Masterclass

    20 May 2015
    Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, Kooyong

    The taxation of trusts continues to be a hot topic for the profession coming into another 30 June. Even though there has been little “new” legislation enacted, the interplay of legislative intervention, judicial interpretation and a more attentive administration by the Commissioner of Taxation heralds an era where the law in relation to trusts is both constantly evolving and in a state of flux. Practitioners are faced daily with issues that are both uncertain and potentially subject to dispute.

    This event covered:

    • identify key items and issues that should be considered when a trust comes to an end
    • outline the ATO’s main issues and concerns with trusts in the current environment
    • explain practical options to deal with unanticipated trust deed problems
    • provide a list of “watch outs” that can trap junior and even senior practitioners
    • allow your voice to be heard by actively asking questions within a panel discussion.