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Property Masterclass

Published on 17 Sep 2014 | Took place at Oaks on Collins, Melbourne, VIC

Recent media attention and the release of a new Taxpayer Alert have thrust property developers into the spotlight and into the firing line of the ATO. The media reports that a possible $200m could be clawed back from taxpayers.

This event brought together leading lawyers, accountants and property advisors in a single event. They shared their insights into the commercial, tax and legal advisers to best arm you with the tools you need to confidently assist your clients on property transactions.

Get a 20% discount when you buy all the items from this event.

Individual sessions

State of the market – Property in Melbourne

Author(s):  Robert Papaleo

This presentation covers:

  • summary of outlook - Melbourne
  • property cycle - Australia
  • commercial property returns
  • commercial returns by sector
  • plan Melbourne aspirations
  • planning policy and property markets.
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Inbound investment – Has the game changed?

Author(s):  George Psarrakos

This paper covers:

  • advising foreign residents
  • has the game changed?
  • structuring
  • funding
  • profit repatriation.
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Why are property developers in the spotlight?

Author(s):  Mark PIZZACALLA

This paper covers:

  • overview
  • TA 2014/1 – what are the implications?
  • key property tax issues
  • which structure is best and why? Pros and cons reviewed
  • implications for one-off developments
  • what happens if the property is re-characterised?
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Recent developments in the indirect tax and property space

Author(s):  Peter QUATTROCCHI

This presentation covers:

  • back to some basics – a reminder
  • proposed changes to the GST supply of a going concern and supply of farm land exemptions
  • case study on residential premises vs. commercial
  • residential premises
  • case update - MBI properties
  • recent case – living choice Australia
  • ATO rulings
  • stamp duty and the lease provisions
  • land tax and SRO investigations.
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Traps and pitfalls for property investors

Author(s):  Tom Cantwell

This presentation covers:

  • what do you get when you buy a property?
  • evaluating lease covenants
  • buying a newly built store from a major
  • retailer
  • recovery of operating costs
  • guarantees/bonds/security
  • defaults.
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