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Consultation – never simple

Consultation — “a regulatory process by which the public’s input on matters affecting them is sought. Its main goals are in improving the efficiency, transparency and public involvement in...

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Examining the TPB’s Strategic Plan

Earlier last week, The Tax Institute met with the Tax Practitioners Board at their Consultative Forum. Members will have seen that last week the Board released their Strategic Plan 2013-15. The Board...

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Ten estate planning strategies – free from Estate & Business Succession Planning

View these ten strategies, taken from Estate & Business Succession Planning, 6th Edition, covering:

  • the nuclear family 
  • the wealthy nuclear family
  • problem children
  • the blended family 
  • the blended...
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October CPD updates and 2014 dates for your diary

Careers in Tax Week

Last month we held our very first online Careers in Tax Week, where over 600 people attended webinars to help them understand the important roles of working in tax. Keep an eye...

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Voices from history: Sabina Donnolley

Sabina Donnolley, CTA, of Donnolley Rush.

How long have you been a member of the Institute?

I became a member of The Tax Institute in 1993.

What are some of the highlights of your time as a member?

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29th National Convention speakers and program just announced

Download the newly released technical program and register early to join us in Hobart – named as one of Lonely Planet’s top 10 destinations for 2013.

Whether you’re just starting out in tax or you’ve...

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Australia not immune to debt crisis

Last week the United States teetered on the brink of defaulting on its debt, with the government in its second week of shutdown. The possible global ramifications cannot be overlooked. This includes...

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Technical Committee review

The Tax Institute is progressing a review of our own Technical Committee structures and ways to link, support and involve our membership in this new consultation environment. A draft framework is...

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How do tax issues impact the financial services industry?

Join us on the Gold Coast next February at the Financial Services Taxation Conference to find out, and earn 16.75 structured CPD hours.

Wide-ranging topics

With a jam-packed 2014 program just released

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Voices from History - Nick Heggart, CTA

Nick Heggart, CTA, of Greenwoods & Freehills. How long have you been a member of the Institute?

14 years.

What are some of the highlights of your time as a member?

I still remember the first few...

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The shifting sands of tax

The mammoth list of unlegislated tax measures has long been a cause of real concern for tax professionals and again it seems to be getting some traction in the media.

The Tax Institute has been the...

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Nominations are now open for the Tax Adviser of the Year Awards

Hopefully by now you have heard about The Tax Institute’s inaugural Tax Adviser of the Year Awards. Designed to recognise the profession’s highest achievers, the awards continue the Institute’s...

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Voices from history - Andrew Mills

Andrew Mills, CTA of Greenwoods & Freehills and Tax Institute Institute President from 2006-07.

What were some of the highlights of your time as president of The Tax Institute?

Probably two things...

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SMSFs and the property price bubble

Last week we saw media interest once again turning to the superannuation sector. This followed comments made by the Reserve Bank of Australia that were interpreted as suggesting that SMSFs were...

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