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2018 Queensland Tax Forum

Published on 23 Aug 2018 | Took place at W Brisbane, Brisbane, QLD

This event covered some of the following topics

  • understanding the R&D tax incentive and other grants to support your business
  • tax as a business partner – aligning tax planning with a company’s strategy
  • digital funding to grow your business
  • generating value, managing risk and exploiting expansion opportunities
  • trusts intensive
  • GST concepts all tax practitioners should understand.

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Individual sessions

Navigating the detail to realise opportunity from the reduced corporate tax rate

Author(s):  Craig DARLEY

This paper covers:

  • uncertainty about new tax measures
  • where are we at with the company tax rate reductions?
  • what is the applicable company tax rate?
  • what is the corporate tax rate applicable when franking distributions?
  • planning opportunities and pitfalls
  • administrative approach until the law is settled.

 

 

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Sharing the wealth through taxeffective charitable giving

Author(s):  Christopher Thorn

This paper covers:

  • why do people give?
  • overview of common forms of giving 
  • structured giving
  • giving through bequests
  • disruption in capital markets.

 

 

 

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Tax reform and productivity for growth

Author(s):  Grant WARDELL-JOHNSON

This presentation covers:

  • global picture
  • ingredients of tax reform
  • what are the options?

 

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Digital funding to grow your business

Author(s):  Sarah HICKEY,  Khee Seong Chai

This paper covers:

  • the rise of token raises as a funding mechanism
  • tax treatment of tokens
  • token raises and mutuality
  • token raisings versus other fundraising options
  • key ATO focus areas in relation to cryptocurrency.

 

 

 

 

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Employment taxes and technology opportunities for SMEs

Author(s):  Hayley Lock

This presentation covers:

  • recent developments in employment taxes
  • the impact of the digital economy on tax professionals 
  • data analytics, robotic process automation and artificial intelligence
  • take-away points.

 

 

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Generating value, managing risk and maximising expansion opportunities

Author(s):  Elliott Cunningham,  Abhi Aggarwal

This paper covers:

  • transaction elements
  • take-away points.

 

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Structuring for expansion

Author(s):  Hayden BENTLEY

This paper covers:

  • from trust to company
  • formation of tax consolidated groups.

 

 

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Moving forward with a justified trust. What opportunities are just around the corner?

Author(s):  Andrew Smailes

This presentation covers:

  • justified trust methodology and effective tax borne (ETB)
  • top 100 and key taxpayer engagement (KTE)
  • top 1000 tax performance program
  • typical questions and advance notification in top 1000
  • new developments.
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Having seized the sale opportunity, strategies to maintain, protect, grow and transfer the wealth

Author(s):  Mark REYNOLDS

This paper covers:

  • accessing sale proceeds in companies
  • use of discretionary trusts for asset protection and flexible distributions
  • use of superannuation and impact to changes in caps
  • future uncertainties affecting structuring options.

 

 

 

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Income tax expense and the bottom line

Author(s):  Lani Van-Ooy,  Terri SYMONDS

This presentation covers:

  • income tax expense – in the financial statements
  • the ATO’s interest in income tax expense
  • income tax expense – effective tax rate
  • tax effect accounting for sharebased payments.

 

 

 

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Obtaining international tax certainty ICAP in comparison

Author(s):  Belinda Darling

This presentation covers:

  • enhancing tax certainty
  • the path to tax certainty
  • what are the benefits
  • potential challenges and next steps.

 

 

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