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Asset protection for tax practitioners presentation


The Federal Government, the ATO and ITSA appear to be determined to render ineffective the asset protection strategies traditionally used by professionals to safeguard family assets from financial risk. The proposed sweeping changes to the bankruptcy laws set out in recent exposure draft legislation are clear evidence of this policy. Add to this the increase in professional negligence claims, the growing complexity of tax laws and problems with professional indemnity insurance and you have some very good reasons for practitioners to be concerned.

Matters covered in this presentation include:

  • bankruptcy laws and exposures
  • asset protection strategies
  • what approach will the Government take?
  • should I be using a service trust and/or a family trust?

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Kenneth Schurgott CTA-Life
Ken Schurgott, CTA-Life is a Solicitor - Director of Schurgott & Co Lawyers specialising in taxation matters (including State Taxes, stamp duty, payroll tax and land tax) and with extensive experience in business structuring, business sales and acquisitions, asset protection, succession planning and trust and estate law. Ken is very experienced in tax dispute matters, negotiations for settlements, mediations and conciliations and litigation. He regularly appears before the AAT and NCAT and instructs counsel in matters before the Courts. Ken has been heavily involved in consultations with the ATO and Treasury on matters involving trusts including the inter-relation with Division 7A. He was National President of The Tax Institute in 2012. - Current at 28 September 2017
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Asset protection for tax practitioners

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