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2019 National GST Intensive

Published on 12 Sep 2019 | Took place at Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne, Melbourne, National

This event was delivered over two days by some of Australia’s leading GST experts from the tax profession, industry and government. Many of the conference sessions had an in depth look through topical issues providing practical takeaways and applications for GST specialists.

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Individual sessions

All that glitters: GST issues for the gold industry

Author(s):  Melanie BAKER

This paper covers:

  • overview of the legislative regime
  • basics of the alleged fraud in the precious metal refining industry
  • factual and legal issues: recent cases
  • anti-avoidance: Division 165
  • the Post-1 April 2017 legislative regime
  • second hand goods.
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Opening keynote: Decision making in GST

Author(s):  Robert OLDING

This paper covers:

  • determining the law - statutory interpretation
  • determining the facts - evidence and fact-finding
  • making the decision - applying the law to the facts
  • reviewing the decision - informal review and ADR
  • dramatis personae
  • GST policy development.
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Coming to Australia – Customs duties, fuel tax and GST for non-residents

Author(s):  Simon Whyte

This paper covers:

  • the international supply chain
  • customs clearance in Australia
  • an introduction to GST for non-residents
  • other indirect taxes.
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Indirect taxes – Looking back and looking ahead

Author(s):  Lachlan R WOLFERS

This paper covers:

  • a look at past predictions from 2014
  • what do these past predictions tell us
  • predictions for the future.
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Retirement living – Resolving the top 6 GST issues

Author(s):  Matthew CRIDLAND,  Andrew Ditchfield

This presentation covers:

  • top 6 issues - overview
  • how is industry and the ATO collaborating?
  • top 6 issues - deep dive.
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Closing keynote: ATO Deputy Commissioner

Author(s):  Deborah Jenkins

This presentation covers:

  • issues and risks we are seeing
  • a new world
  • looking ahead
  • our structure
  • our structure – GST responsibilities.
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Hot topics, issues and tips

Author(s):  Alison MARSHALL,  Melissa HARRISON

This presentation covers:

  • cross border supplies
  • recent developments
  • ATO guidance
  • recent case law.
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The importance of facts

Author(s):  George MONTANEZ,  Angela Lee

This presentation covers:

  • the fact finding process
  • information, facts and evidence
  • unconscious bias.
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GST classification – Current issues and approaches to determine the nature of a supply or acquisition

Author(s):  George NIKOLAOU

This presentation covers:

  • classification
  • exemptions - medical goods
  • health goods covered by the Health Minister’s determination
  • women's hygiene
  • food
  • food that is not GST free
  • packaging of food
  • giveaways.
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