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Chantelle Rossiter – a worthy winner of our education competition

The Tax Institute’s most recent competition, which offered a prize of $4,950 worth of education with the Institute, was won by Chantelle Rossiter, a Manager, Business Advisory & Taxation,...
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The tax rate tango

written by Robert Deutsch CTA *

The coming Federal Budget is likely to reveal some further tax initiatives that might assist the Coalition in its quest for re-election. One mooted change is...

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The Truth Behind Trusts - 2018's WA Trusts Half Day

Trusts, particularly discretionary trusts, have become a fundamental tool in structuring businesses and investments in Australia. Figures from the Australian Tax Office show there are now more than...

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Which area of tax should you specialise in?

A career in tax can open up rewarding opportunities. It’s a multifaceted profession, with areas you can choose to specialise in once you've completed your postgraduate tax education.

But how do...

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Prof Bob Deutsch CTA on developing the Snapshot Series

Many advisers will tread the well-worn path towards specialisation in their careers. However, even as specialists, many also find themselves acting as a ‘jack of all trades’ on occasion, when they...

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Material mistakes, material consequences for taxpayers

written by Robert Deutsch CTA *

Much warranted attention has been given to the Four Corners program which aired on the ABC on Monday night last week, and the series of articles recently...

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Structuring outbound infrastructure investment – 2018 National Infrastructure Conference

Outbound investment has become an increasingly important pillar in Australia’s economic growth, and equally an increasing focus for investors large and small.
Growing protectionist...
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Chris Bray on creating the tax business of the future

Chris Bray, Director of Bray Chan Chartered Accountants, participated in a panel discussion at The Tax Institute’s 2017 SME Symposium.

In this short video he speaks about creating the tax business of...

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Stapled structures – is it really about something else?

written by Robert Deutsch CTA *

Late last month the Federal Government released the details of an integrity package dealing with so called stapled structures.

Essentially these structures...

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Tax Awards celebrate our best and brightest

written by Tracey Rens *

A personal highlight, for me, from our National Convention was meeting the finalists of the Tax Adviser of the Year Awards and announcing the winners.

Congratulations to...

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Defensive planning: being proactive & also prepared to defend – 2018 Private Business Tax Retreat

While we have not seen substantive legislative change across areas that impact private business (aside from superannuation), there is a clear change of thinking around policies that generations...

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Related party debt financing – 2018 National Infrastructure Conference

 

Releasedin December 2017 by the Australian Taxation Office, Practical Compliance GuidelinePCG 2017/4 (PCG) has caused considerable controversy.Dealing with relatedparty debt financing, this...

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SME demergers, capital returns & the small business restructure rollover – 2018 Private Business Tax Retreat

The ATO interpretation of the demerger rules has effectively put them beyond the reach of the vast majority of SME companies.
The small business restructure rollover, designed to allow...
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Revisiting tax deductions in light of the Commissioner's address at The Tax Institute National Convention

written by Robert Deutsch CTA *

At The Tax Institute’s National Convention in Cairns in March the Commissioner of Taxation, Chris Jordan AO, disclosed a revealing fact – the percentage of...

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