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Reflections on the valuable work of our tax policy team

Matthew Pawson CTA

by Matthew Pawson CTA *

Although it will be more than a month until this report goes to publication, I am writing after just completing the 2017-18 federal Budget...

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Member profile - Julie Van der Velde

Julie Van der Velde is the winner of The Tax Institute's 2017 SME Tax Adviser of the Year award. We asked Julie about her career and life.

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Julie Van der Velde, CTA



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Appointors and guardians: getting deeds right – the 50th WA State Convention

Grahame Young, FTI

Grahame Young FTI is one of Western Australia’s most well-known commercial counsels. He joins a stellar line-up at The Tax Institute's 50th Annual Western Australian State...

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Cross-border related-party financing arrangements

by Robert Deutsch CTA *

The Australian Taxation Office recently released a draft practical compliance guideline, PCG 2017/D4 dealing with taxation issues arising from cross-border related-party...

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Superannuation: What you need to consider pre 1 July 2017

The Tax Institute’s Superannuation Technical Committee has released a list of key points from the new superannuation tax reforms.

The list is designed to provide a ‘flag’ to readers of the main...

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Tax dispute resolution in the modern era – the 50th WA State Convention

Jonathon Leek CTA

The Tax Institute's annual Western Australian State Convention will celebrate its 50th anniversary this year with an outstanding line-up of local and interstate speakers,...

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Evolving structures of SMEs: more than meets the eye – 2017 Queensland Tax Forum

Peter McKnoulty CTA

Peter McKnoulty CTA is a Consultant with McCullough Robertson and has been with the firm for 36 years, including 25 as Partner. Peter specialises in business structures...

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Member satisfaction — The Tax Institute's first priority

by Noel Rowland *

I recently saw the initial findings of The Tax Institute’s latest in-depth survey of member satisfaction. They make for interesting reading.

We will provide a summary of the...

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Effectively managing tax disputes: what's your strategy? – The 2017 Queensland Tax Forum

David Marks, QC

The Queensland Tax Forum returns in 2017 at a time when all we can be certain of is change.  With so much in flux, disputes are inevitable. So what practical steps can you...

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SMSFs - growth and audit issues post-1 July 2017

Linda Farmer, CTA (Grant Thornton) 

Two filmed sessions from The Tax Institute's 2017 National Convention illustrate different sides of the same coin:

  • How the recent changes to...
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Queensland State Budget 2017

Prof Robert Deutsch CTA

by Professor Robert Deutsch *

The Queensland State Budget was delivered yesterday and contains a number of interesting proposals, including a plan to index fees and...

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Latest complimentary technical paper - 'Employees v contractors'

Each month, members of The Tax Institute can access a complimentary, recently-published technical paper that provides up-to-date information on a relevant issue for tax professionals.

The paper...

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SMSF advisers – are you prepared for major changes to the taxation of superannuation?

Peter Slegers, CTA, and Nicole Santinon, ATI

1 July 2017 will see the biggest changes to the taxation of superannuation in a decade come into effect.  The Treasury Laws Amendment (Fair...

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