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2010 National GST Intensive Conference - The changing environment

Published on 09 Sep 2010 | Took place at Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney, National

The Taxation Institute’s National GST Intensive is the pre-eminent annual conference for GST specialists.

This event reflected on the lessons of the first decade of GST and provided insights into what the next decade may hold. This event also provided pragmatic comment and examination of GST cases involving the Commissioner, disputes around GST not involving the Commissioner, and provided comment from the ATO about what’s coming up in terms of their litigation program.

The 2010 National GST Intensive continued with the popular mix of plenary sessions and breakouts which covered the areas of property, the continually complex area of financial supplies, and the lifecycle of the ATO relationship in an audit setting.

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Individual sessions

GST - The next decade

Author(s):  Shane REARDON This presentation covers GST - the next decade.

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Cases update

Author(s):  Geoff MANN,  Suzanne KNEEN,  Michelle SIU,  Alinta KEMENY,  Melissa DE JONK This paper covers a cases update.

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Cases update

Author(s):  Robert OLDING This paper covers:

  • observations regarding the GST litigation landscape
  • High Court matters
  • reserved decisions
  • cases on appeal to the full Federal Court
  • other significant cases in the pipeline
  • other aspects of GST litigation.
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Financial supplies issues for non-financial institutions

Author(s):  Deborah Jenkins,  Alison MARSHALL This presentation covers financial supplies issues for non-financial institutions.

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Legislative changes - What are they?

Author(s):  Suzi RUSSELL,  Jamie CLARKE This paper covers legislative changes - what are they?

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Legislative changes - How do you implement them? The legal issues

Author(s):  Melanie BAKER This paper covers:

  • legal issues on entering into indirect tax sharing agreements
  • legal issues arising from the legislative reforms in M&A activity.
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Legislative changes - How do you implement them?

Author(s):  Frank MCNAMARA This presentation covers legislative changes - how do you implement them?

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Supplies to associates

Author(s):  Mark TAFFT This paper covers:

  • supplies to associates - Division 72 of the GST Act
  • summary of observations
  • background and purpose
  • application of Division 72 in practice
  • securitisation
  • interaction with income tax provisions
  • scope of Division 72 versus the scope of Division 165.
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Persistent paperwork problems

Author(s):  Craig WHATMAN,  Peter QUATTROCCHI This paper covers:

  • contractual issues
  • tax invoices
  • adjustment notes
  • BAS preparation
  • reliance on rulings
  • Board of Taxation recommendations not yet implemented.
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Keeping on the right side - Anti-avoidance, taxpayer alerts and promoter penalties

Author(s):  Philip LOONEY This paper covers:

  • Div 165 - background, purpose and application
  • the role of taxpayer alerts
  • interaction with the promoter penalty regime and the good governance guide.
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Author(s):  AH (Tony) SLATER This paper covers the approach to interpreting the GST Act.

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