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48th Western Australia State Convention

Published on 13 Aug 2015 | Took place at Pullman Resort Bunker Bay, WA, WA

The 48th Western Australia State Convention had an SME-focus, but offered something to all tax professionals. Topics covered included:

  • SME's
  • Part IVA
  • tax policy
  • company dividends
  • international tax
  • employment taxation
  • SMSF.

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Individual sessions

International tax issues and reforms - Where are we?

Author(s):  Mathew CHAMBERLAIN

This paper covers:

  • current issues in international tax services
  • update on BEPS
  • the potential impact of foreign tax changes in Australia.
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Employment taxes - Common risk areas and recent updates

Author(s):  Greg KENT,  Rebecca McNaught,  Penelope Harris

This paper covers:

  • payroll tax
  • superannuation guarantee
  • pay-as-you-go withholding obligations
  • fringe benefits tax
  • ‘employee’ vs ‘contractor’
  • liability of directors.
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Life cycle issues for charities

Author(s):  Martin Kirkness

This paper covers:

  • charities in Australia
  • in the beginning
  • why is definition important?
  • in the middle
  • the end game.
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Tax and business valuations for SMEs

Author(s):  Celia LONG

This paper covers:

  • specific valuation principles under the Act
  • how to work with us when a valuation is required
  • requests for valuations under section 21, and the process and consequences of enlivening this provision
  • mining goodwill
  • family business restructures
  • practical information on mining, resources and land tax valuations.
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Company dividends - Where are we at?

Author(s):  Mark POLLOCK

This paper covers:

  • payments of dividends
  • share buy-back and capital reductions
  • anti avoidance rules
  • pre acquisition dividends
  • deemed dividends and divorce.
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Successful SMSF succession

Author(s):  Jemma SANDERSON

This paper covers:

  • recent cases
  • common misconceptions
  • blended families.
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Coming to Australia: Cross border and Australian income tax complexities with a focus on dual residence and DTAs and those from China, Singapore and Hong Kong

Author(s):  Nolan SHARKEY

This paper covers:

  • the relevant areas of law
  • double tax agreements
  • analysis.
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Can Part IVA apply? Some examples and what to do to protect your business

Author(s):  Greg TRAVERS

This paper covers:

  • a practical approach to Part IVA
  • importance of the legislation
  • scheme
  • tax benefit
  • purpose.
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Court-authorised wills for persons lacking testamentary capacity

Author(s):  Richard Williams

This paper covers:

  • what is a court-authorised will?
  • opportunities for estate planning using court-authorised wills
  • the procedure for making an application.
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