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Personal & Professional Services Day

Published on 25 Jul 2014 | Took place at Stamford Plaza, Adelaide, SA

Do you advise professional service providers (lawyers, accountants, medical practitioner, architects etc.)? Are you aware of the available structures and relevant legislative frameworks that apply to those professional service providers?

This event explored topical issues relevant to professional service providers including:

  • setting the scene: Available professional service structures within relevant legislative frameworks
  • contractor vs employee issues (if it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, is it a duck?)
  • payroll tax issues and the grouping provisions
  • recent developments in remuneration strategies, including the ATO’s Employee Remuneration Trust Draft Ruling (TR2014/D1), bonuses, early termination payments, and superannuation and salary packaging
  • Taxpayer Alert TA2013/3 – Professional practice structures.

Get a 20% discount when you buy all the items from this event.

Individual sessions

Payroll tax and professional services: SA in focus

Author(s):  Will Fennell

This paper covers:

  • setting the scene: payroll tax in South Australia
  • the harmonisation reforms
  • Payroll Tax Act 2009 South Australia (the “Act”)
  • what payments are included in wages?
  • small business rebate
  • contractor provisions
  • grouping.
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Contractors & employees

Author(s):  Rebecca Nicola

This presentation covers:

  • employee vs independent contractor relationship:
    • recent cases
  • tests applicable
  • employment tax obligations.
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Taxpayer Alert TA 2013/3 professional practice structures

Author(s):  John TUCKER

This presentation covers:

  • perceived impacts of TA 2013/3
  • professional practice structures
  • focuses on legal practices with the SA context given the recent changes to the Legal Practitioners Act 1981 (SA).
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Recent developments in employee remuneration

Author(s):  Jacqui TUCKER,  John RAWSON

This presentation covers:

  • employee share schemes (ESS):
    • recent legislative changes
    • current issues and trends
    • the need for reform
  • living away from home allowance
  • travel allowances.
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Professional practice structures: Setting the scene

Author(s):  Tania Drewer,  Kale RIGANO

This paper covers:

  • legislative and regulatory framework
  • commercial considerations
  • the usual suspects
  • alternatives
  • add-ons
  • personal services income.
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