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2013 Queensland Annual State Convention

Published on 19 Jul 2013 | Took place at Sofitel Broadbeach Hotel, Gold Coast, QLD

    The materials from this convention are currently being uploaded.
    The 2013 Queensland Annual State Convention once again showcased an impressive line-up of local and interstate speakers who addressed issues of current concern to tax practitioners including:
  • Part IVA and its applicability to the small practitioner
  • The year in review
  • Tax in tough times
  • Tax challenges of an international workplace
  • Practical GST solutions
  • Families and business in transition
  • Asset protection
  • Superannuation
  • Division 7A and complex structures.

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Individual sessions

The year in review

Author(s):  Tom DELANY,  Mark Molesworth

One of the great challenges for tax professionals is simply keeping up with the pace of change in taxation law. This paper ensures you are up-to-date with key tax changes in the past 12 months including:

  • key cases
  • new legislation
  • latest ATO rulings
  • practice statements.
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Practical GST solutions

Author(s):  Damian WELSHE

This paper addresses current practical GST issues arising for tax practitioners including recent changes and those expected from current legislation.

  • the Margin scheme exemption
  • the residential/commercial divide
  • going concern issues
  • effective GST clauses.
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Asset protection

Author(s):  Brian J RICHARDS

With litigation becoming more common, more complex family arrangements and different business structures require an increased focus on protection and preservation of clients’ wealth. This paper highlights the key factors for practitioners to assist clients in protecting their assets from family disputes and trustees in bankruptcy including:

  • family asset protection
  • Kennon v Spry and subsequent cases
  • personal asset protection vs business assets and business continuity impact
  • powers of Attorney, inheritance rules, CGT and testamentary trusts.
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Author(s):  Ian BURGESS

Superannuation continues to be of high importance for most SME clients and an ongoing challenge for practitioners. This paper gives an update on key superannuation issues for SME practitioners including:

  • contribution and benefit strategies
  • borrowing strategies
  • death benefit issues
  • SMSF regulatory developments.
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Division 7A and complex structures

Author(s):  Arthur ATHANASIOU

Many SMEs have structures with interposed entities. Complying with TR 2010/3 and PSLA2010/4 continues to cause headaches and the spectre of Division 7A can lead to major problems? including:

  • complying with PSLA 2010/4 - can it lead to problems in the trust relationship?
  • dealing with UPEs in different structures involving interposed entities
  • restructuring issues - time to reconsider?
  • revisiting s109RB and asking for the Commissioner’s discretion for non-compliancewith PSLA 2010/4.
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Part IVA issues for SMEs

Author(s):  Graeme COOPER

Practitioners are experiencing an increasing focus by the ATO on Part IVA issues for clients. Recent cases suggest that the ATO is applying Part IVA to regular commercial transactions.

This presentation covers:

  • the revised Part IVA
  • the problems with Part IVA, according to the ATO
  • what the new version will mean for the future
  • handling the two key aspects of any Part IVA matter.
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Tax in tough times

Author(s):  Muhunthan KANAGARATNAM

Difficult economic times bring a new set of issues for tax practitioners. This paper provides the essentials to enable the tax losses to be claimed including:

  • loss rule overview
  • impact of integrity measures
  • carry back of tax losses
  • trust losses.
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Families and business in transition

Author(s):  Peter J MCKNOULTY

As baby boomers reach retirement, our ageing population provides significant opportunities for tax practitioners with an increased focus on intergenerational issues and business sales. Planning in advance is critical and advisors can play a crucial role in this process. This paper covers:

  • baby boomers selling businesses.
  • intergenerational transfers of family business and investments.
  • the real family issues.
  • the role of the advisor team.
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Tax challenges of an international workforce

Author(s):  Tim HANDS

This paper considers the implications for SME clients dealing with a more mobile workforce, both inbound and outbound. It is designed to address some of the major structuring and taxation considerations that arise when your clients are dealing with the following issues:

  • ??the importance of residency
  • ??implications on permanent establishment
  • ??employer issues and withholding taxes??
  • employee remuneration planning.
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