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2016 Barossa Convention

Published on 05 May 2016 | Took place at Novotel Barossa Valley Resort, SA, SA

This event covered some of the following topics:

  • contemporary issues in construing tax statutes
  • the ATOs “in focus” areas for private business
  • tax policy - it’s budget time
  • exploring the tax and legal issues of a business evolving
  • from concept to start-up - structuring and other tax considerations
  • from concept to start-up - the IP and legal issues
  • manufacture and sales: the tax issues

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Individual sessions

Vesting trust deeds & extending vesting dates

Author(s):  Michael BUTLER

This paper covers:

  • process for vesting trusts
  • what can you do if trust is about to vest?
  • trust has reached vesting day: are beneficiaries “absolutely entitled”?
  • extending the vesting day
  • what if vesting day has passed?
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Locking in employees

Author(s):  George HODSON

This paper covers:

  • why give employees equity?
  • the starting position
  • the 2015 changes
  • schemes ‘outside’ the rules.
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From concept to start-up structuring and other tax considerations

Author(s):  Sam HOWARD,  Melissa Fardone

This paper covers:

  • from concept to startup
  • R&D tax incentive.
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Manufacture and sales: The tax issues case study

Author(s):  Alistair Hutson

This paper covers:

  • does the business create a taxable presence in China?
  • should you incorporate in China?
  • Australian tax implications of Chinese distribution activities
  • manufacturing in China
  • Australian tax implications of Chinese manufacture
  • repatriation of profits.
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Things you haven’t thought to do with super

Author(s):  Suzanne MACKENZIE

This paper covers:

  • share platters - mechanisms for managing disputes in SMSFs
  • cutting the pie - children SMSFs
  • bittersweet - personal injury compensation payments into super
  • having your cake (and eating it too) - using large industry/retail fund insurance option
  • supersize it - chasing anti-detriment payments for death benefits
  • leftovers - pensions for life
  • layer cakes - multiple pensions and combining pensions
  • lollipops - death benefits for grandchildren - thinking about skipping a generation
  • baby chinos - contributions and re-contributions for minors
  • eat it while it’s hot - getting death benefits out before death.
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Are your superannuation benefits safe from creditors and the ATO?

Author(s):  Harry PATSIAS

This paper covers:

  • Bankruptcy Act - overview
  • legislative changes prior to July 2007
  • a member's interest in superannuation
  • general bankruptcy clawback provisions
  • legislative changes from July 2007
  • superannuation claw back provisions
  • recovering void contributions
  • transfers to defraud creditors under state law
  • legal capacity of a bankrupt
  • benefits
  • death benefits.
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Managing Division 7A exposures on significant events

Author(s):  Nicole Peterson

This paper covers:

  • Div 7A introduction
  • liquidator loans and payments
  • forgiveness of loans
  • small business restructure roll-over and Div 7A consequences
  • marriage breakdown.
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From concept to start-up intellectual property: How to find it, protect it and not mess it up

Author(s):  Josh Simons

This paper covers:

  • what is intellectual property
  • common IP mistakes made by businesses.
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Contemporary issues in construing statutes: When will the courts rewrite or modify the words of a Tax Act?

Author(s):  Eugene Wheelahan

This paper covers:

  • application to tax Acts
  • recent cases.
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Does asset restructuring work?

Author(s):  Peter Macks

This presenation covers:

  • asset restructuring
  • the PPS Act and PPSR registration
  • superannuation.
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The ATOs “in focus” areas for private business

Author(s):  Fiona DILLON

This presentation covers:

  • Division 7A
  • other wealth extraction issues
  • trust issues
  • emerging issues.
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Contemporary issues in construing statutes

Author(s):  Simon STEWARD

This presentation covers construing statutes.


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