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Queensland Tax Forum

event  30 May 2019 - 31 May 2019  |  Stamford Plaza, Brisbane

Tips, traps and technical landmines

Tips, traps and technical landmines

Tax has never been more complex, for taxpayers and advisers alike. Legislative change, regulatory change, regulator activity, and the increasing complexity of business transactions are all increasing the demands on tax professionals. In times of change, one of the few constants for tax professionals is the importance of fundamental technical knowledge and skills. This program is designed to respond to that need so that participants will gain the insights needed to add value (whether as advisers or in-house) and avoid technical traps and landmines.

The 2019 organising committee are delighted to have designed an unapologetically technical program that will equip attendees with the practical knowledge and skills to navigate the complex tax environment. Before diving into the detail however, it is important to understand the context in which we need to deliver our tax technical skills. To assist with this, we are delighted to welcome Bob Deutsch and Stephanie Caredes to respond to the political landscape in an environment where tax policy will likely be a key political battlefield. Continuing at the macro level, we are excited to have the return of our expert commentators Graeme Cooper and Kerrie Sadiq, who will join with Bob Deutsch to tackle the big tax reform questions of our time. We’re sure this discussion will be thought provoking and will provide the perfect lead-in to lively networking drinks on Thursday night.

The remainder of the program goes to the core of the Tax Institute’s professional development; technical sessions delivered by the experts, to provide attendees with the practical insights to respond to this complex world. From residency, to capital and revenue distinctions, with a plenary session on valuations, the technical program tackles core tax matters providing fresh insights and responding to the latest changes. We also cover the key reforms relevant to SME and corporate practitioners, with Paul Banister traversing the stepping stones of Division 7A reform in the SME stream, and John Bland providing a ‘post-implementation’ perspective on the practical impacts of the Significant Global Entity changes in the corporate stream.

The 2019 Queensland Tax Forum organising committee are confident that this program will provide all attendees with the information and ‘tips’ necessary to avoid the traps and technical landmines arising from today’s complex environment. It is my sincere pleasure to commend the 2019 Queensland Tax Forum to you, and I look forward to seeing you all there.

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  • 13.00 CPD hours
  • 2-day event
    SME, Corporate, and YTP streams running concurrently
    Business and professional profile growth
    Answers to empower you and your clients


Stamford Plaza, Brisbane

Stamford Plaza Brisbane hotel is known for its unique location and second-to-none hospitality.

Address: Stamford Plaza, 81 North Quay, Brisbane

Tel: (07) 3221 1999

Website: Stamford Plaza, Brisbane


Getting there


Stamford Plaza is conveniently located in Brisbane’s CBD, near the Botanic Gardens and Brisbane River. If you are travelling from interstate, Stamford Plaza is a 25 minute drive from the Brisbane Domestic Terminal.

Conference rates have been secured with Stamford Plaza, with a 10% discount off the Best Flexible Rate available to all attendees. To book, please click the 'book now' button below and enter all relevant details to access the negotiated rate and finalise the booking.

Should you have any queries, please contact the reservations team at Stamford Plaza directly at or by phoning 07 3100 5617.

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Networking activities

Networking drinks and canapés | Thursday 30 May

Time: 5.10pm

Price: Included in the full registration fee

Dress: Smart casual

Forum Close Drinks | Friday 31 May

Time: 4.45pm

Price: Inclusive in the full registration fee

Dress: Smart casual


Young Tax Professionals ticket


Young Tax Professionals stram ticket - $185 incl GST.

To help nurture the future of the tax profession, the young tax professionals (YTP) stream has been specially designed for those who:

  • Want to mix with like-minded professionals
  • Need to build and develop their technical skills
  • Have less than 5 years’ experience in tax
  • Have not previously attended the Queensland Tax Forum

 If this is you or any of your colleagues, make sure they don’t miss out!

Contact us to purchase this ticket or for further information about this ticket type.

Tickets & Pricing

Full registration Employer tickets

Full registration includes attendance to any 12 sessions of your choice, catering during Forum hours, attendance to the networking drinks and attendance to the close drinks.

Can't attend the entire event? Take advantage of our popular employer ticket and choose 12 sessions to share amongst your team.

Contact us to purchase this ticket or for further information about this ticket type.

Full registration

Registration deadline/description Member price New-member price Non-member price
Early bird registration received on or before 5 April 2019 $1,750 incl GST $2,090 incl GST $2,100 incl GST
Standard registration received after 5 April 2019 $1,950 incl GST $2,290 incl GST $2,300 incl GST

* Save on the non-member price and become a member of The Tax Institute today. The new member registration fee includes fees for Affiliate level membership of The Tax Institute so that you can take advantage of the many benefits membership affords. Membership is extended until 30 June 2020. Please read and sign below to take up membership. Click here for more information on membership.

Group registration

If you are registering four or more people from the same firm, please contact the Queensland Team on 07 3225 5200 or at

Employer tickets

Registration deadline/description Fixed price
Early bird registration received on or before 5 April 2019 $2,200 incl GST
Standard registration received after 5 April 2019 $2,400 incl GST

The Tax Institute CPD Event App

The Tax Institute understands the impact that an event of this nature has on the environment, especially when printing delegate materials. We are excited to announce that The Tax Institute has an event app. This app is easy to use and contains program information, materials (technical papers and slides), evaluation forms and more. We encourage all delegates to download the app on their phone or tablet prior to this event. Once the materials are available, an email will be sent to delegates with access details (in the days leading into the event).

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Interested in raising your company's profile?

Find out more about becoming a sponsor by contacting Wayne Flekser on 02 8223 0071 or email us for further details.


For further information about the event please contact us on +61 7 3225 5200 or email us.