7 on-demand business tax sessions to kickstart your 2021 CPD

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As businesses around Australia start their recovery from the financial impact of COVID-19, the tax practitioners who work with them need to be on top of their game. Whether it’s assisting with restructuring business debt or keeping up with the latest stimulus measure announcements, keeping your finger on the pulse of business taxation is vital in 2021.

To help you get a jumpstart on this, we’ve collected 7 of the top sessions from last year’s premier business tax event in our Private Business Online Snapshot Series, a CPD On-Demand video bundle which lets you dive into all things corporate and business tax, whenever and wherever you like. 

So if the 2021 Private Business Tax Retreat is already marked down in your calendar, then get primed and ready to engage with all the new ideas promised by the event by refreshing your memory with these key sessions.

Or if you can’t attend the event this year but work with business clients and need to keep your knowledge up-to-date, these sessions are relevant, topical and insightful – a great way to kick off your CPD for the year.

Check out the sessions below. Each video is available as a standalone session, but by buying together as a video bundle, you’ll not only benefit from a well-rounded understanding of the latest in business tax, you’ll also save around $450*.


1. Technology and its impact on the profession

Presented by Alan Fitzgerald

1 CPD hour

Technology is changing the way we live and work. Take a closer look at its impact on the tax profession in this video covering the rise of tax tools with in-built additional capabilities that go beyond form-fillers, data analytics capability of tax solutions, the use of technology to leverage tax data, eInvoicing and capturing tax data at the source (POS) and lots more.


2. Restructuring in uncertain times

Presented by Linda Tapiolas

1 CPD hour

In a comprehensive look at all things restructuring, Linda Tapiolas, Partner in the Cooper Grace Ward Lawyers Commercial team, covers off topics including what to consider before restructuring, CGT concessions and roll-overs, the active asset test and a number of subdivisions dealing with individuals, trustees, partnerships and more.



3. Tackling trust losses

Presented by Neil Brydges, CTA & Daniel Smedley, CTA

1 CPD hour

Hear from Neil Brydges, CTA, Principal Lawyer in Sladen Legal’s tax group and Daniel Smedley, CTA, principal author of the Trust Structures Guide, as they unpack all you need to know about tackling trust losses for your clients, including family trust elections, interposed entity elections, making a family trust election, franking credit trading rules and altering elections.


4. Navigating the maze of base rate entities

Presented by Robyn Jacobson, CTA

1 CPD hour

Covering the corporate tax cuts, base rate entities, implications for franking and other issues surrounding base rate entities, this insightful session from our own Senior Advocate, Robyn Jacobson, CTA, lays out the topic of base rate entities in an easy to follow way, allowing you to get to grips with this vital area of business tax.


5. The potential cost of forgiving debts

Presented by Tristan Boyd, FTI

1 CPD hour

With businesses still feeling the economic impact of COVID-19, the restructuring or forgiveness of debts may be a topic arising for your clients. If you’re grappling with the topic of debt forgiveness, this is a key session for you as Tristan Boyd, FTI, Associate Director in Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills’ Perth office talks commercial debt forgiveness rules, debts subject to Division 245, gross forgiven amount and application of net forgiven amount.


6. Navigating the dividing line - when is it crossed?

Presented by Fiona Dillon, CTA & Anthony Marvello

1 CPD hour

Still wrapping your head around some of the stimulus measures introduced in 2020? In this session, Fiona Dillon, CTA, Chief Tax Counsel at the ATO and Anthony Marvello, Director in the Losses and Capital Gains Tax Centre of Expertise at the ATO, discuss topical areas of tax including JobKeeper, the cash flow boost, early release of superannuation and backing business investment (accelerated depreciation) and the instant asset write off extension.


7. Lock down, stimulus and temporary measures —the impact of COVID-19 on the 2020 insolvency landscape

Presented by Graeme Beattie & Chris Cook

1 CPD hour

With all that happened in the tax landscape throughout 2020, it’s easy to lose track of all the changes and the impact they have on our system. Before diving into what the stimulus measures look like in 2021, refresh your memory on the details of the stimulus measures and Australian government COVID-19 relief packages.


Get these 7 highlights from the 2020 Private Business Online Series as a CPD On-Demand Video Bundle and save!

Private Business Online Series Snapshot

7 CPD video sessions 7 total CPD hours
Member price: $140.00 ($20 per video)  
Non-member price: $280.00 ($40 per video)  
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*Savings based on price of $99 per single video for members (total cost of $594) and $121 per video for non-members (total cost $726).


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