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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.

  • Tax residency risks: What can we learn from the Harding Case?

    07 May 2019 | Online | National

    Harding v Commissioner of Taxation [2019] FCAFC 29, is the first decision by the Full Court of the Federal Court since Applegate in 1979 to consider the meaning of the phrase ‘permanent place of abode’ in the definition of ‘resident of Australia’ in section 6(1) of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936.

    In finding that Mr Harding had a permanent place of abode outside Australia, the Full Court examined:

    • the distinction between domicile and permanent place of abode
    • whether ‘permanent place of abode outside Australia’ means a country or a specific dwelling
    • the relevance of the character of the accommodation.
    • In this one-hour webinar, Murray Shume of Cooper Grace Ward Lawyers, who acted for Mr Harding during the appeal, discussed the lessons that can be taken from this decision.

  • 2019 Barossa Convention

    02 May 2019 | Novotel Barossa Valley Resort, Adelaide | SA

    Distinguished keynote speakers headlined this event: Professor Robert Breunig addressed the urgent need for tax reform in Australia and explored what this might look like and Professor Graeme Cooper, took a deeper look into the CGT regime and explored potential issues that can trip the unwary practitioner. The second part of the event was based around a case study with each session focusing on specific tax and legal aspects of a business group through time, including special commentary from the ATO. To round out the Convention a leading panel looked into the practical implications of the Division 7A reforms on our private clients.

  • SA Tax Briefing Update - March/April 2019

    30 Apr 2019 | Arkaba Hotel, Fullarton | SA

    The SA Tax Briefings are geared for small and sole practitioners looking for convenient and effective tax updates to stay up to date with all the key current tax developments throughout the year.

  • Monthly Tax Update - April 2019

    24 Apr 2019 | Online | VIC

    Each webinar covered key tax developments arising from the previous month, exploring the most pertinent issues in-depth.

  • Recent Developments in the Tax Residence of Individuals, Companies and Trusts

    18 Apr 2019 | Leonda By The Yarra, Hawthorn | VIC

    This event covered the following:

    • the legislative provisions
    • the cases interpreting those provisions over time, bearing in mind globalisation and the changes in work / travel patterns in more recent times
    • the proposed changes to the legislation for residency of individuals
    • the change in interpretation of the legislation for residency of companies following Bywater
    • the flow-on consequences for the residence of trusts.

  • Mergers & Acquisitions Update

    05 Apr 2019 | EY, Melbourne | VIC

    The 2019 Young Tax Professionals series features six sessions designed to cover a broad range of topics and recent tax developments. This event covered mergers and acquisitions update.

  • 2019 Agribusiness Intensive - Challenging Times

    04 Apr 2019 | Brisbane Marriott Hotel, Brisbane | QLD

    This event addressed the above key agribusiness taxation issues encountered by tax professionals and provided attendees with tools to assist their clients to acquit their taxation obligations effectively.

  • Energy and Resources 101

    02 Apr 2019 | Parmelia Hilton, Perth | WA

    This event opened with a mining, petroleum and exploration terminology masterclass, giving delegates a deeper understanding of the operational aspects of, and terminology used by, the energy and resources sector. Following the masterclass, the core income tax, GST, stamp duty and employment tax issues for the energy and resources sector and resources transactions were explored.

  • 2019 SA Super Day

    29 Mar 2019 | Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide | SA

    This event covered the following topics:

    • Royal Commission Report and implications for advisers
    • estate planning & SMSF’s
    • contribution strategies
    • pensions & SMSF’s
    • SMSF regulation emerging issue
    • property & SMSF’s
    • international issues
    • LRBA’s – Where to from here? current issues and challenges.

  • 16th Annual Superannuation Intensive

    28 Mar 2019 | Intercontinental Sydney, Sydney | NSW

    This event on superannuation covered the key issues in the post superannuation reform environment and the practical implications of the changes for both pensions, property and contributions, plus more.

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