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Asset protection for tax practitioners presentation

Published on 22 Mar 05 by NEW SOUTH WALES DIVISION, THE TAX INSTITUTE

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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Ken SCHURGOTT
Ken is a tax and commercial law partner in the Sydney office of SBN Lawyers. He has extensive experience in all aspects of tax (including State taxes) as well as business structuring, asset protection, succession planning and trust and estate law. Ken is a National Councillor of the Tax Institute and a member of the NSW Divisional Council and Education Committee. He is also a member of the Advisory Panel to the Board of Taxation and has recently been involved as a member of the Working Group on Managed Investment Trusts.
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