Foundations of Tax Series 2021-23 - Part 1

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Gain a firm understanding of the essentials of tax legislation and build specific skills as a tax professional. This 12-part on-demand series is also a perfect refresher course for practitioners looking to keep up with the latest developments.

This series introduces the fundamentals of tax and features recorded content tailored for new practitioners looking to boost their knowledge in this high-demand area. 


Each informative and highly practical session explores a fundamental tax topic such as income and allowable deductions, capital gains tax, capital expenditure and tax compliance.

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  • Gain a firm understanding of fundamental tax issues
  • Receive practical advice that can be applied immediately
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  • Complete the on-demand sessions at a time that suits you
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Session Information

1Assessable income
2Allowable deductions: General
3Allowable deductions: Employment related
4Allowable deductions: Motor vehicles and travel
5Allowable deductions: Rental properties
6Trading stock
7Capital gains tax (CGT): Core rules
8Capital gains tax (CGT): Special rules and concessions
9Capital allowance: Core rules
10Capital allowance: Special rules & concessions
11Business related income and expenditure
12Tax administration and compliance


This series is presented by our senior tax and superannuation trainers:

Peter McGinty

Senior Tax and Superannuation Trainer, Chartered Accountants ANZ

Peter has degrees in commerce and law from the University of Melbourne. He has more than 30 years’ experience in a chartered practice that focused on tax issues affecting family businesses, small and medium enterprises and high net worth individuals. Peter is an experienced tax trainer and is well-regarded for his practical approach to staff training.

James McPhedran

Senior Tax and Superannuation Trainer, Chartered Accountants ANZ

James has 18 years’ experience in the industry, including roles at the Big Four accounting firms and advisory roles at mid-tier firms. He has been an educator with Chartered Accountants ANZ for 9 years. His advanced knowledge of taxation and superannuation has allowed him to focus on small to medium enterprises and high net worth individuals. James holds a bachelor’s degree in law and economics from the University of Queensland and a Masters of Taxation from the University of Sydney.

Bruce Thomas

Senior Tax and Superannuation Trainer, Chartered Accountants ANZ

Bruce has written and presented training on a wide range of topics, including the tax aspects of real estate transactions, fringe benefits tax (FBT) and salary packaging. Bruce was previously a tax manager with William Buck Chartered Accountants where he advised clients on the application of the goods and services tax, FBT and other government charges. He worked for the Australian Taxation Office for 17 years, including as a senior officer dealing with technical issues involving the GST.

Tristan Webb

Senior Tax and Superannuation Trainer, Chartered Accountants ANZ

Tristan has more than 25 years’ tax experience in organisations such as the Australian Taxation Office, PwC, CCH and HLB Mann Judd. He was the national tax director at Crowe Horwath immediately before joining Chartered Accountants ANZ. His role required a good working knowledge of tax and risk issues for mid-tier accounting firms operating in the small to medium enterprise (SME) sector. Tristan’s expertise is in company and trust taxation for SMEs and high net worth clients.

Sessions count towards 1.5 hours CPD each, giving you a total of 18 hours for the full series.


Topic: Tax

Sub-Topic: Business Tax, Employment Taxes - PAYE, PAYG & FBT, Income Tax (inc CGT), International Tax, Tax Administration

Format: Recorded Webinar

Proficiency Level: Foundation

CPD: Upto 18 hours