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A radical super idea - back to the future!

The Tax Institute's Senior Tax Counsel Bob Deutsch, CTA spoke to members in our TaxVine eNewsletter last week. He had this to say:

This week I return to one of my favourite topics –...

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83 and still new things to learn

Doctors, lawyers, teachers and other professionals never stop learning new techniques and strategies to hone their craft and remain on the cutting edge in their field – and so, too, do tax...

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Transfer pricing post Chevron and PCG 2017/4

In April 2017 the Full Federal Court issued its judgment in the Chevron case. The matter was later resolved between the parties and Chevron abandoned its application for special leave to appeal to...

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Valuations: Getting value from the valuers - The 18th Annual States' Taxation Conference

The recent decisions in AP Energy, Placer Dome and RCF IV have cast a fresh light on the care that needs to be taken when issuing instructions for expert evidence. These cases focused on valuation...

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Dealing with public money and the scope of the Commissioner's powers - The 18th Annual States' Taxation Conference

The framework which underpins the Commissioner’s powers has both legislative and common law aspects. In the past, there has been debate as to whether these powers are wide or more narrow in scope.

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Tony Slater, QC, on the future of tax

The future of tax – how different is the answer now to what it might have been 30, 20 or 10 years ago?

There is no question that most industries, in particular the accounting industry, is going...

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‘Dealing with the business of estates, dealing ethically - the 2018 Death... and Taxes Symposium

It is well documented that Australia is facing a period of monumental inter-generational wealth transfer.

With an ageing population and increasing wealth held personally and via superannuation...

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Funds Management - recent issues

The global funds management industry is experiencing a period of significant transformation. The industry in Australia is no exception.

The Tax Institute’s Funds Management seminar in April 2018...

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SMSFs and the state of play post-2017's reforms

Peter Slegers, CTA and Nicole Santinon

Last year saw the biggest changes to the taxation of superannuation in almost a decade.

With subsequent legislative developments and ATO...

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Non-Resident Trust Beneficiaries - the WA Trusts Half Day

Antony Barrier, FTI
Trusts increasing present complex and varied issues for practitioners. In practice, these issues require an application of tax law and trust law, as well as an...
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Harnessing the revolution: how your business can benefit from disruption

Dr Baden U'Ren

Disruptive innovation is attracting a great deal of attention across industries and around the world, creating entirely new markets and fundamentally changing the way the...

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Keeping on top of the ever-raising tax law ‘bar’

Tax law is a field with constantly changing laws, rules and regulations. Ongoing education is not just nice to have, it is essential.

Here we talk to two high-achievers who topped their...

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What happened in tax?

Written by TaxCounsel Pty Ltd

The following points highlight important federal tax developments that occurred during April 2018.

Each month, a selection of these developments are...

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Superannuation and the expiry of the CGT relief

1 July 2017 saw the biggest changes to the taxation of superannuation in a decade come into effect. One area that continues to create headaches for advisers is the temporary transitional capital...

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Understanding the impact to wine businesses of the new WET reforms

The recent reforms to the wine equalisation tax (WET) system, are ‘root and branch’ reforms that significantly impact most businesses in the wine industry, even going so far as to impact on the...

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2018-19 State Budget dates

In the lead up to next week’s Federal Budget, here are the dates for each state and territory Budget, with links to the Budget papers or relevant websites.

Victoria: 1 May 2018 The Victorian...

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Trusts, the GAAR Panel, CGT and more - a look at the NSW Annual Tax Forum program

This year’s NSW Annual Tax Forum takes place just two weeks after the Federal Budget is announced, giving us all some time to digest the Government’s announcements, and for questions on just how...

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