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2014 Tasmanian State Convention

Published on 16 Oct 2014 | Took place at Country Club Tasmania, Launceston, TAS

This event had a broad program covering many different areas of tax, but there was a common theme to many of the sessions on risk management – including how to deal with accidental property developers, common mistakes with partnerships, why you don’t want to get SGC wrong and the Australian Taxation Office’s (ATO) powers in relation to the recovery of debt.

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Individual sessions

FBT workshop

Author(s):  Megan FIELD

This presentation covers:

  • latest FBT changes
  • changes to car fringe benefits
  • changes to in-house fringe benefits
  • changes to living away from home benefits
  • change Usual Place Of Residence (CUPOR) benefits
  • provision of certain work related items
  • meal entertainment vs recreational entertainment
  • salary packaging – is it still effective?
  • the ‘otherwise deductible rule’
  • the employee contribution method.
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Tax policy team update - Tax reform agenda key issues

Author(s):  Thilini WICKRAMASURIYA

This presentation covers:

  • tax policy and advocacy
  • policy priorities and tax reform
  • the ATO’s approach
  • government’s priorities.
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Family law and taxes - Til death do us part

Author(s):  Sanaz Naimi

This paper covers:

  • an overview of the Family Court’s approach to the division of property interest
  • rollover relief available in family law
  • income and assets of the discretionary trust
  • Division 7A transactions
  • asset protection by way of a financial agreement.
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Testamentary trusts - A practical guide

Author(s):  Gillian Powell,  Graeme WHITE

This paper covers:

  • what is a testamentary trust?
  • flow of assets
  • assets to legal personal representative or beneficiary
  • assets from a testamentary trust to a beneficiary
  • hree separate  entities
  • capital gains taxation advantages of testamentary trusts
  • income taxation advantages of testamentary trusts - accumulation
  • 9 section 99A(2) discretion.


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General tax update

Author(s):  Julia Farrell

This paper covers:

  • SMSF penalties
  • superstream requirements
  • Division 7A – Board of Taxation Review
  • repeal of MRRT – implications for SBEs
  • private health insurance rebate
  • research & development tax offset
  • mature age worker tax offset
  • dependant spouse tax offset
  • net medical expenses tax offset.
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