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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.

Finding a paper or presentation 

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.

  • Super Update What You Need to Know Now!

    29 Nov 2016 | City West Receptions, West Perth | WA

    This year’s Federal Budget delivered some of the most significant changes to superannuation for many years. These announcements along with the amendments that followed mean that no existing super strategy developed for clients can be assured of being either appropriate or compliant. This event covered the following topics:

    • super contributions in a changing world
    • pension strategies for your clients in 2017
    • SMSFs and the ATO - a partnership between rrustees, professionals and the regulator.

  • Division 7A Day

    22 Nov 2016 | City West Receptions, West Perth | WA

    Division 7A has been around for many years, yet some of its less well-understood applications continue to cause difficulties for practitioners. This event explored some of its more complicated aspects and when they might apply.

  • 2016 SA Agribusiness Day

    18 Nov 2016 | Stamford Plaza, Adelaide | SA

    This event was filled with current taxation issues and opportunities and covered the following topics:

    • current insights into opportunities and challenges
    • agribusiness and innovation – accessing the R&D tax incentive and grants
    • managing primary production income and tax in high income years
    • agribusiness succession planning
    • agribusiness transactions – tax implications of aelling the farm
    • agribusiness in SA: current state of play – grasping the opportunity.

  • Tax Practitioners Board: Will You Survive an Investigation?

    08 Nov 2016 | Perpetual, Sydney | NSW

    A client has emailed you through a summary of their records. Is that enough for you to rely on when doing their tax work? Part of the Tax Practitioners Board’s role is to ensure that tax agents are doing the right thing. The problem is that many tax agents may be unknowingly and inadvertently breaching the Tax Agents Services laws and regulations. This event covered such issues as:

    • to what extent must a tax agent act as the “gatekeeper” for the ATO?
    • how have the Board and the courts interpreted the fit and proper person test?
    • use of contractors, lodging returns for other non-registered practitioners, operating from more than one office and outsourcing work
    • recklessness versus exercise of reasonable care – where do you draw the line?
    • how far do you need to go to properly identify the client and substantiate their instructions/information?

  • Corporate Tax Masterclass

    27 Oct 2016 | Sofitel Sydney Wentworth, Sydney | NSW

    This event was designed for tax people working in a corporate environment and covered not just the main income tax developments but also some broader issues.

  • 2016 National Resources Conference

    26 Oct 2016 | Crown Perth, Western Australia | WA

    This event covered the some of following topics:

    • the legal meaning of “market value
    • BEPS and international tax - the new reality
    • can salary paid to an employee ever be on capital account?
    • what’s new for tax losses
    • accounting concepts invading tax
    • state taxes
    • rehabilitation obligations
    • CGT and non-residents – topical issues

  • October Tax Update

    26 Oct 2016 | Online | VIC

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

  • 2016 Vic Property Intensive

    26 Oct 2016 | Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne | VIC

    The following issues were covered in this event:

    • foreign investors: including FIRB requirements, the expansion of the foreign owner duty and land tax surcharge provisions and the CGT withholding rules
    • the capital/revenue dichotomy where no business is being conducted: the answer may not be what you thought
    • state taxation developments: including guidance from the Supreme Court about economic entitlements and recent developments in relation to primary production exemption and exemptions for distributions from trusts to beneficiaries
    • GST and property developments: the due diligence list of issues that could save a lot of pain later
    • the importance of getting the development agreement right
    • utilising SMSF capital for property investment.

  • 2016 Tasmanian State Convention

    13 Oct 2016 | Henry Jones Art Hotel, Hobart | VIC

    This event covered a range of tax issues that confront us in the ever-changing environment we work in. It looked at how to deal with the ATO, single touch payroll, new changes to the superannuation small business rollovers, employee share schemes, intellectual property and UPEs.

  • SMSFs and Retirement Planning

    05 Oct 2016 | EY, Brisbane | QLD

    As well as having an exit strategy in place for the business, your client needs to plan their ‘life after retirement’. This event provided an overview of superannuation law focussing on current compliance issues, tips and traps with using a self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) and tax issues surrounding super contributions and drawing pensions. This event also briefly discussed passive investment activities of SMSFs and borrowing rules.


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