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Australia’s aging population – a problem that will not go away

Written by Bob Deutsch, CTA

Australia’s aging population has been an issue for some time, but the full extent of the problem has been revealed with the recent release of a UN population study (...

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4 tips to becoming a team player

When it comes to our careers, most of us aim to succeed.

We all want to position ourselves in such a way to ensure we qualify for promotions, raises, and/or high-performance reviews in our...

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Family Trusts – Protecting the Family Jewels

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

At the SME / Private Clients Day in Melbourne in July, Paul Hockridge, CTA, session looked at...

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The onus of proof following the Cassaniti decision

In his article in the August issue of Taxation in Australia, Gareth Redenbach, CTA, Barrister, Victorian Bar, Foley’s List, looks at the onus of proof following the Cassaniti decision.


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Overseas property investments – understanding the key issues

Written by Bob Deutsch, CTA

Well finally I’m back and very happy to be here and my thanks to all those who participated in providing valuable insights during my absence. My thanks also for the...

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Tax Issues for non-residents when acquiring, holding and selling Australian property

Tax Issues for non-residents when acquiring, holding and selling Australian property

Through endless cycles of boom and bust, the complexities of property taxes remain constant.

The Tax...

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The 3 key traits that stand out with tax employers

The tax profession is full of experts who want to stand out.

Everyone is striving to get the best job offer or to step up for the next promotion. To be successful, you need to differentiate from...

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Review of the Tax Practitioners Board

Written by Stephanie Caredes, CTA

Members will have seen that late last week the discussion paper pertaining to the Review of the Tax Practitioners Board and Tax Agent Services Regime was...

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Reading, interpreting and applying tax treaties – WA International Tax Day

International tax is an increasingly important and complex area of tax law to Australian based business of multinational organisations.

Our increasingly globalised workforce sees individual tax...

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SME Cases Update

No stranger to The Tax Institute, highly anticipated presenter Robyn Jacobson, will once again be joining us at the VIC 7th Annual Tax Forum

Presenting a practical session on recent SME...
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7 tips to stay motivated while you study

Keeping up to date on current tax legislation and case law is essential for successful tax professionals. Yet, finding the time and motivation to continually learn can sometimes be difficult.  


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Issues arising out of “disruptive” activities and the gig economy

We have seen a rapid increase in the gig economy, with rideshare services, food delivery and Airtasker, to name a few.

Technology has enabled people to find work, virtually at the click of a...

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Deceased estates – safe harbour from capital gains

The Commissioner has released Practical Compliance Guideline (PCG) 2019/5 to outline:

1. a safe harbour compliance approach in relation to a sale of property acquired from a deceased estate...

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11 things to do before, during and after your performance review

Performance reviews can be nerve-wracking and many struggle with the process. Here are 11 tips to make sure your next review is productive and rewarding.

Supporting employees and providing an...

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SMSF structuring strategies and issues

Utilising SMSF structures to fund investment opportunities is always a subject of keen interest for business owners and tax practitioners.

There can, of course, be good structuring and bad...

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July – what happened in tax?

The following points highlight important federal tax developments that occurred during July 2019.

Each month, these developments are considered in detail in the 'Tax News' column of Taxation in...

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Tackling the exercise of the Commissioner’s discretionary powers

This post is an excerpt from the paper 'Tackling the exercise of the Commissioner’s discretionary powers paper, this month's free technical paper for members.

In his paper, Michael Flynn, QC,...

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No restrictions to negative gearing? Think again!

Negative gearing has been a hot-button issue in the recent federal election with significant focus on proposals released by the Opposition.

However, a draft Bill proposed by the government seemed...

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Estimates and DPNs for GST to combat phoenixing activity

Written by Bastian Gasser, ATI

Bastian Gasser is a GST Partner in Minter Ellison’s Tax Practice. Bastian chairs The Tax Institute’s National GST Technical Committee.

The recent ...
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7 tips to successfully build your professional self

Tips designed to help you step up the career ladder.

Finding your place in the world of tax and finance can be tricky business. Technology is taking precedence in almost every profession and as...

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Tax Practitioners Board in the spotlight

Written by Stephanie Caredes, CTA

On Wednesday 3 July 2019, I attended a meeting of the Tax Practitioners Board Consultative Forum. The Tax Institute regularly attends this forum to engage with...
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