Published on 05 Sep 2013
| Took place at Langham Hotel, Melbourne
The 2013 National GST Conference is the pre-eminent national conference for GST specialists.
This year it was one of the most practitioner-focused yet, and was been designed to cover the areas that are dealt with constantly by GST practitioners.
This conference covers:
Key note address by Robert Olding of the ATO
GST and the ten commandments
Ablettville, Geelong - Real property/unreal compliance: A GST case study
GST and insolvency: From the cradle to the grave
Financial supplies workshop - scenarios and suggested answers
Anti-avoidance and promoter penalty regimes
Legislative amendments update
GST rulings update
BEPS (Base Erosion and Profit Shifting) - What it means for GST
GST and buying or selling a business
Corrections and adjustments under the self-assessment regime
GST and interaction with other taxes
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Our keynote speaker, Robert Olding, the Australian Taxation Office’s newly appointed Chief Tax Counsel, is responsible for technical leadership in relation to GST for the Australian Taxation Office. Robert has been closely involved with many of the leading GST cases to date and other significant GST issues. In this paper, Robert provides an insight into GST from the Australian Taxation Offices senior internal counsel perspective, including:
the ATO’s strategic direction – Commissioners’ intent statement
transforming tax technical decision making project (TTTDM)
This paper begins with a recent judicial comment that characterisation for GST purposes is not always answered by a “mere contractual analysis”. Given that some analysis of this kind is called for as the starting point on characterisation, however, what are termed the Ten Commandments of contractual interpretation are then discussed. After some of the difficulties of this contentious are pointed out, general comments will be made about the need for GST characterisation in the light of recent decisions.
Financial supplies workshop - Scenarios and suggested answers
Managing the GST implications of financial supplies involves a constant revisiting and revising of old issues, as well as adaptation to new legislation, regulations and administrative practices. This workshop paper explores some of the issues currently affecting both financial institutions and any enterprise that deals with them. Topics covered include:
This year has seen has seen both the first High Court case dealing with the GST anti-avoidance provisions and the first case (in any court) dealing with the promoter penalty regime. This paper, in particular, covers the Unit Trend and Ludekens cases and their implications for taxpayers and advisers.
The rate at which the GST is evolving can be overwhelming. This paper provides timely, technical content and insightful commentary on the matters that have shaped the world in which we manage the GST. This paper covers specifically covers legislative amendments.
The rate at which the GST is evolving can be overwhelming. This paper provide timely, technical content and insightful commentary on the matters that have shaped the world in which we manage the GST. This paper specifically covers cases rulings.
The rate at which the GST is evolving can be overwhelming. This paper provides timely, technical content and insightful commentary on the matters that have shaped the world in which we manage the GST. This paper gives an update on ATO litigation.
This paper examines alternative dispute resolution (ADR) as it relates to disputes on GST matters. It includes discussion of the different kinds of ADR used by the ATO in resolving disputes; the ATO’s approach to ADR generally;when it may and may not be appropriate to engage in ADR; and what to do if you have a matter that you think may be appropriate for ADR. An update on the ATO’s pilot on the use of in-house facilitation for GST disputes and other recent developments will also be discussed. This is a practical paper covering:
alternative dispute resolution – what is it and when to use it?