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Property & Construction

Published on 10 Mar 2015 | Took place at Tattersall's Club, Brisbane, QLD

This event brought together leading tax professionals to discuss topical tax issues facing this industry. There was a particular focus on practical issues including GST, revenue recognition, the distinction between revenue and capital, real estate investment trusts (REITs) and stamp duty issues.

This full day seminar included presentations from The Property Council of Australia on changes impacting property owners and developers, and the Queensland Building and Construction Commission updated us on the new reporting and minimum financial requirements for licensees. These event provided a relevant understanding of the issues facing developers and contractors today.

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Individual sessions

Understanding planning & development in Queensland

Author(s):  Jen Willams

This presentation covers:

  • who is the Property Council
  • current conditions
  • Queensland’s planning system
  • infrastructure charges
  • environmental offsets
  • differential rating
  • where to from here?
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Stamp duty update for developers

Author(s):  Duncan Bedford,  Jessica Laird

This paper covers:

  • companies
  • unit trusts
  • discretionary trusts
  • partnerships
  • timing the acquisition of property.
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Revenue recognition for developers and contractors

Author(s):  John SECCOMBE,  Tom Splatt

This paper covers:

  • derivation of income for construction companies and developers
  • timing of revenue recognition for construction contracts
  • timing of revenue recognition for developers.
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Demystifying REITs and MITs

Author(s):  Sian Sinclair

This paper covers:

  • REITs and tax
  • public trading trusts
  • other tax considerations for REITs
  • managed investment trusts (“MITs”).
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GST & property update

Author(s):  Jeff PFAFF

This paper covers:

  • supplies of reversionary interests 
  • supplies of going concerns
  • examples of the GST applied incorrectly
  • practical GST considerations.
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