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48th South Australian Convention

Published on 07 May 2015 | Took place at Novotel Barossa Valley Resort, Adelaide, SA

This event was the premier event for tax professionals and offered a great forum to stay up to date and to maintain their technical knowledge. This event had practical technical sessions for tax professionals with an emphasis on “real world” application.

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Individual sessions

Tour de tax

Author(s):  Roger Brake

This paper covers:

  • the need for tax reform
  • promoting growth in living standards
  • technological innovation and globalisation
  • ageing of the population
  • what are the opportunities available to us?
  • getting involved in the tax reform conversation.
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Australia and the digital economy

Author(s):  Sue Hatcher

This paper covers:

  • income tax and the digital economy
  • consumption taxes and the digital economy.
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Beware - Non-resident beneficiaries

Author(s):  Tom Pledge

This paper covers:

  • CGT on death - the widely held view
  • CGT event K3
  • what does it mean to be a foreign resident?
  • what is taxable Australian property?
  • planning opportunities.
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Assessing the risk: Allocation of profits within professional firms

Author(s):  Marc ROMALDI

This paper covers:

  • legislative and regulatory framework
  • common structures
  • commercial considerations
  • ATO guidelines.
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SMSF audit horror stories - What can go wrong and how to fix it!

Author(s):  Shirley SCHAEFER

This paper covers:

  • in-house assests
  • provision of financial assistance to members & relatives
  • early access of SMSF benefits.
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Exiting your business - Transferring to the next generation

Author(s):  Andrew SINCLAIR

This paper covers:

  • balance sheets
  • commencement of transferring process
  • tax issues and commercial issues
  • superannuation
  • application of the above to the Masters family.
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Dying for a fight about super

Author(s):  Matthew TRIPODI

This paper covers:

  • the basics
  • dealing with super
  • learning from others’ mistakes.
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Exiting your business - Selling to a third party

Author(s):  Sean VAN DER LINDEN

This paper covers:

  • pre-sale restructuring
  • entity or asset sale?
  • pre-CGT and post-CGT assets
  • earnouts and calculating the sale consideration
  • amall business CGT concessions
  • key stamp duty and GST issues.
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The tools for asset protection

Author(s):  Ken SCHURGOTT

This paper covers:

  • asset protection and trusts
  • trust interests of the bankrupt
  • changing trustees
  • claims against retired trustee
  • Richstar (No 6)
  • family law and trust
  • superannuation.
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The ATO’s approach to 2015-16

Author(s):  Andrew MILLS

This paper covers:

  • reinventing the ATO program
  • improving the client experience
  • improving the culture
  • initiatives for private groups and high wealth individuals
  • dealing with tax avoidance across all markets - Corporate Tax Avoidance Inquiry
  • tax law design
  • tax time 2015 and 2016.
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