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Companies vs Trusts: time to re-examine your assumptions?

Since 1999, the 50% discount concession for capital gains has often made choosing a trust as the preferred entity a compelling one for Australian taxpayers. In fact, a trust has been a fundamental...

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When is a charity not a charity?

This article was originally published as the preamble for our weekly newsletter, TaxVine. This week, Bridgid Cowling, Chair of The Tax Institute’s Not-For-Profit Technical Committee, addressed...

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Student Spotlight: Becoming a well-rounded tax lawyer

 

 

This month we talked to DJ Alexander, Lawyer at MinterEllison, and the Dux of CTA2A Advanced in Study Period 1 2021. He explains how the CTA Program has enabled him to efficiently identify...

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Tax Adviser of the Year Awards: winners announced

We were delighted to announce the winners of the Tax Adviser of the Year Awards 2021 at The Tax Summit: Challenge Accepted this year, celebrating practitioners who have demonstrated professional...

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Property tax and GST: changing tax policy in NSW

With a change in the leadership of the NSW state government, now is an ideal time to examine the government’s plans and views towards the future of the tax system. Will the government’s key policies...

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Vacant land deductions, the Eichmann Case and more…

With recent legislative changes made and ATO guidance released, deductions associated with vacant land is a hot topic right now. There have also been a number of recent cases and ATO statements made...

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The wait is over! Finalists announced for The Tax Adviser of the Year Awards 2021

The past year has been one that will go down in history books as one of the most challenging in recent times. Not only has the profession been challenged by the impacts of COVID-19, but we’ve also...

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21 years after it was introduced, GST is back in vogue

Have you ever wondered how The Tax Institute manages to deliver such topical, relevant conference programs year on year? Behind the scenes, our program committees put in mammoth amounts of effort...

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Student Spotlight: CTA Foundations 1 and the pathway to post-graduate study

In this month's student spotlight, we spoke to not one, but three of our dux students of CTA Foundations 1. From joining the Australian tax profession overseas to setting a foundation for...

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Are superannuation taxes and Age Pension benefits sustainable?

Superannuation is a regular part of most Australian's lives – but many don't really understand the ins and outs of the rules around concessions, pensions and how our super is taxed. That's where tax...

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