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2015 Tasmanian State Convention

Published on 16 Oct 2015 | Took place at Hobart, TAS

The 2015 Tasmanian State Convention covered a range of tax issues that confront us in the ever-changing environment we work in. With an emphasis on the practical, it looked at:

  • the treatment of unpaid present entitlements (UPEs)
  • the developments in the interaction of GST and property development
  • some tips on solving “inherited” problems
  • the changing nature of the profession
  • doing business in China.

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Individual sessions

Keynote address – Doing business in China

Author(s):  Shona Ollington

This paper covers:

  • the historic and cultural influences on Chinese trade
  • options for foreign investment in China
  • an overview of the Chinese accounting system and tax system
  • resources available to assist
  • the Bellamy’s Organic experience.
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Goods and services tax (property development)

Author(s):  Matthew CRIDLAND

This paper covers:

  • background to Australian GST
  • GST rate increase
  • GST base increase
  • impact of a GST rate increase on the real estate sector
  • retirement villages (operated by "for profit" entities)
  • the margin scheme
  • property funds.
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Trusts – Practical solutions for real-life problems

Author(s):  Damian O'CONNOR

This paper covers:

  • appointment and removal
  • death of a trustee
  • trust creditors
  • insolvent trusts and UPEs
  • vesting
  • lost trust deeds.
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Pre-convention workshop - What’s hot in superannuation

Author(s):  Brad Eppingstall

This presentation covers:

  • 1 July 2016 - accountants exemption removal
  • LRBA’s
  • alternatives to LRBA’s
  • death taxes
  • future predictions.
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State taxes

Author(s):  Michael ROBINSON,  Kyree Gaffney,  de Groot Katherine

This presentation covers:

  • duties
  • land tax
  • payroll tax
  • enhanced portal functionality.
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Real estate development

Author(s):  Joshua CARDWELL

This paper covers:

  • developing land as the owner
  • developing land not owned by the developer.
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