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Why you need tax expertise and professional or ‘soft’ skills

Suzie Boulous CTA on the importance of tax education and professional skills.

Brown Wright Stein announced the promotion of two female Senior Associates to Partnership in June. One of the...

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6 ways to manage changes in tax

Technological advancement, changes in compliance rules; change is here to stay in tax. Verina Morwood, Manager at Deloitte, on how to stay grounded when managing the ever-changing tax landscape.

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Tax Partner on how to beat disruption in tax

Partner at Arnold Bloch Liebler, Clint Harding, CTA, shares his tips on how to manage disruption and automation in tax.

Clint practises at Arnold Bloch Leibler’s taxation department with a...

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Superannuation and estate planning

Superannuation and its link with estate planning has taken a big step forward. This is a result of both 2017's superannuation reforms and the increase in the number of cases being contested before...

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Why choose The Tax Institute?

The experience, knowledge, and confidence gained by learning with The Tax Institute will equip you to accelerate and enhance your career as a tax professional. 

See why The Tax Institute is the...
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Indirect tax issues for inbound investors

All prospective and existing inbound investors should have indirect tax front of mind.

These taxes present a range of traps for inbound investors across Australia.

At the Queensland Tax Forum in...

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ATO Deputy Commissioner, Deborah Jenkins on GST

GST seems like a simple enough tax, but it can get tricky.

ATO Deputy Commissioner, Deborah Jenkins, will provide an update on key GST issues, how the GST fits into the whole of the system,...

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Current developments in the charities and not-for-profits sector

Written by Bridgid Cowling Bridgid Cowling is a Senior Associate at Arnold Bloch Leibler in the firm’s public interest law and native title groups.  She advises a broad range of clients with a...

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State Taxes: Stamp Duties and Property

Not for some time has South Australia seen such a dynamic taxation climate.

The re-write of the Stamp Duties Act 1923 is formally underway and a draft Bill is imminent.

The proposed amendments...

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How to make your voice count in the profession

You may only know The Tax Institute for our great CPD events, but we do much more.

As the leading forum for the tax community in Australia, The Tax Institute is a critical voice in tax policy...

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Determining a base rate entity’s corporate tax rate and franking rate

The last two years of corporate tax cuts produced multiple legislative amendments.

The previously mundane process of determining a company’s tax rate and its franking rate is now more...

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Current employment tax challenges

Written by Paul Ellis Paul Ellis is an Employment Taxes partner with EY’s People Advisory Services practice. He chairs The Tax Institute’s National FBT and Employment Taxes Technical Committee.

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Tips, Traps and Strategies for Pension Commencement

The transfer balance cap is now enshrined in our businesses. It requires substantial consideration for our clients as part of their retirement planning, estate planning and meeting their living...

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New Fin Year, New Business Finances

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For small and medium sized business owners, finding finance options to start or grow the business can feel daunting. In addition, even those who are...

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CTA dux graduate: “hard work pays off”

Rachel Vijayaraj, CTA, weighs in on the Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) Program and how it’s supported her career.

Rachel is a Senior Associate at Brown Wright Stein Lawyers. She was also awarded...

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4 ways to balance work and study


Working full-time while studying has real benefits. In addition to having a steady income, you can apply your study directly to your role as you learn new practices, strengthening the link...

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Better Managing GST – New Developments

Tax functions are faced with the growing challenges of staying abreast of changes to the GST legislation, ATO interpretation and case law, and how these changes impact on their rapidly evolving...

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Privilege or concession: the modern tax adviser’s challenge

A litany of professional advisers and groups are capable of providing Australian taxpayers with tax advice.

Broadly, these advisers operate within either the accounting or legal profession and...

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What's happening in tax?

Written by TaxCounsel Pty Ltd The following points highlight important federal tax developments that occurred during June 2019.  Each month, these developments are considered in more detail in...

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International Taxes - Australia is the New Black!

Australia’s increasingly globalised workforce sees individual taxpayer’s arrangements becoming more and more complicated. It has never been more important for advisors to be across changes to...
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Highly relevant and practical – Death… & Taxes Symposium 2019

Director at BNR Partners, Ian Raspin, CTA, discusses what he is looking forward to at the event and why CPD events like this are crucial for tax professionals.
Ian is a Certified Practising...
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The State Taxation Minefield – Avoiding the Explosion

With The State Taxation Acts Amendment Bill 2019 coming into play on 1 July 2019, we spoke with State Taxes expert Simon Tisher, CTA, Victorian Bar, ahead of his Melbourne and Geelong July...
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New Financial Year Resolutions

Written by Stephanie Caredes, CTA Welcome to the new Financial Year!

We hope members have been enjoying the preambles that have been prepared by our National Technical Committee Chairs so...
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Decision-making in GST and big data: 2019 National GST Intensive

Get to know speakers Robert Olding, CTA and Lachlan Wolfers, CTA. 

Widely recognised as one of Australia’s top GST experts, Robert Olding, CTA has 30 years tax technical and administrative...

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A message from the CEO

We’re moving!
On behalf of The Tax Institute, I am thrilled to announce that our Sydney office will be moving to a brand new location north of the Harbour Bridge on Monday 8 July.
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Demergers – a new view?

Written by Louise Boyce Louise Boyce is Tax Counsel at Squire Patton Boggs, a global business law firm with 47 offices in 20 countries. She is co-Chair of the Tax Institute’s Large Business and...

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Family Trusts – Protecting the Family Jewels

Family discretionary trusts are the vehicle of choice for many family businesses and investors.

In Melbourne, at the upcoming SME / Private Clients Day 2 on 25 July, Paul Hockridge, CTA, will...

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Rental property deductions: The do's and don'ts!

The question of deductions in the context of investment properties is a particularly contentious one, and one that is quite topical for many Australians around tax time.  
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3 steps to secure your employers’ support for continuing your learning

The benefits of continuous learning may be obvious to you, but they may not be as obvious to your boss. How can you make sure your education will also benefit them?
Your objective
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Partner’s 5 top tips for success in tax

Geoff Mann, CTA and Partner at Ashurst shares his 5 tips for a successful tax career.
Geoff is a senior tax practitioner who advises on indirect tax with particular emphasis on goods and...
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5 minutes with an emerging tax practitioner

Vicky Tzirtzilakis, Associate at Gabriel & Partners in Sydney, shared some insight on how she keeps up to date with the ever-changing tax world.

We managed to catch up with Vicky at the...
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From tax grad to MD: Where are they now?

Inside the career of one of the first CTA1 Foundations candidates 10 years on.

“I had no idea I was going to be a managing director 10 years ago. I moved from a larger medium-tier firm to a small...

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Small Business CGT Concessions – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

This post is an excerpt from the paper 'Small Business CGT Concessions – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly', this month's free technical paper for members. The questions that clients selling their...

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