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The Tax Symposium on demand brings you 6 tax experts bringing together topical issues, timely guidance and strong technical content specifically for SME’s on Trusts, wealth extraction for SMEs, advanced GST, the economics of Tax Reform and more. 6 CPD hours

Check out these tax topics that will help you be a better tax professional.

Each video includes the synced PowerPoint slides

The Tax Symposium was recorded on 23 October 2014.

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Presentations

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A Trust Primer: Beyond the usual issues

By Prof. Gordon Cooper, CTA-Life, Cooper & Co

Streaming and UPEs have been big issues, but what else do SMEs and their advisors need to know about trusts? This session provides practical tips and guidance on the other issues currently affecting trusts, including:

  • Vesting of trusts: what happens when a trust vests
  • Resettlement of Trusts: where are we now after the withdrawal of the ATO’s
  • Statement of Principles dealing with Trust Resettlements?
  • UPE Problems: What are the issues outside the scope of Division 7A
  • Section 100A: What is the potential impact of section 100A given recent ATO
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Challenges and opportunities to extracting wealth for SME groups

By Jol Dare, CTA, HLB Mann Judd

SMEs are often closely held, which allows them and their controllers a broader palette of means to build and extract wealth. In addition, the individual and small business CGT concessions mean that the practical importance of characterising an amount as either capital or revenue is heightened for SME controllers.
Therefore it is no surprise that SME wealth extraction strategies are fertile ground in which to grow both after-tax wealth and also your tax risk profile. This session explores the common (and not so common) opportunities and ways to extract profits and gains, including:

  • Uniquely SME strategies for accessing concessionally taxed capital gains (individual,
  • small business, pre-CGT, non-residents)
  • Capital arbitrage - risks in paying dividends (Part IVA, dividend stripping, 45B)
  • The problems of profits without franking – how and what can we safely distribute?
  • The ATO focus on dividend access shares – where to now?
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Is GST as simple as 10%?

By Heydon Miller, CTA, Level 22 Chambers

GST has been a part of the Australian tax landscape for nearly 15 years now. While many businesses and their advisors have become familiar with how it operates in their particular circumstances, there are countless others grappling with the complexities and changes to GST since it was first introduced. This session considers some of the current GST issues that can impact SMEs, including:

  • Consideration, rebates and incentives - what is the state of play following recent decisions?
  • Self assessment, rulings, refunds and objections - two years into the new system, - where are we?
  • Property and GST - what are some of the practical issues
  • Input tax credits - what are the rules and pitfalls
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Watch the full Q&A Panel session

Moderated by Prof. Graeme Cooper, CTA,
Sydney University

This panel session covers any of the burning issues with an open discussion amongst the panellists and attendees.
 

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Handing out a slice of the pie: What are the tax issues?

By Louise Boyce, CTA, Squire Patton Boggs

This session explores the practical and taxation issues experienced by private companies when seeking to provide equity to founders, employees and senior management. It looks at whether employee share trusts can be effective in private companies.

A number of examples are provided of potential arrangements for private companies which may minimize or defer taxation of shares or options issued to employees. Consideration will also be given to the proposed federal tax reforms applicable to ‘start-up’ companies in connection with the implementation and operation of employee share schemes by private companies in Australia.

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Board of Taxation: An update for SMEs

By Teresa Dyson, CTA, Board of Taxation

The Board of Taxation is undertaking a number of specific reviews relating to small business, in particular a review of tax impediments for small business and Division 7A.
This session provides:

  • An update on the status of the specific review
  • An explanation of the Board of Taxation’s role as Ministerial Advisory Council for
  • deregulation of taxation matters
  • A summary of the impact that other formal reviews might have on the SME market.
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The Economics of Tax Reform - are we taxed too little or too much?

By Prof. Greg Smith, Australian Catholic University

SME businesses seem to be the meat in the sandwich in a rolling agenda for tax reform. Is this going to end? What is the answer? This session provides insight into many issues relevant to SMEs and their advisors, including:?

  • Trends in tax revenue
  • Demands for ageing population & infrastructure.
  • Can GST solve the issue
  • What are the alternatives
  • What might the future hold?
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