Special Tax Topics On-Demand Series 2020-21


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This 11-part special tax topic series is presented by our team of dedicated tax trainers. Each informative and highly practical session will explore a different topical Australian tax issue and will ensure that you keep up-to-date with the ever-changing and complex area of tax law.

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In this on-demand series, we will explore current tax issues and developments for SMEs in respect of income and deductions, capital gains tax and concessions, tax integrity and compliance measures, and taxpayer specific transactions or events. Topics are purchased as a discounted series and all sessions are recorded, so you can learn on-demand.


A new topic is released each month (except January). You will be sent a recording link and supporting materials each month. Sessions are a minimum of 1.5 hours each month, giving you a total of a minimum of 16.5 hours CPD for the full series.

 

As individual sessions become available, descriptions will be added here:

Session 1

Special tax topic 2020: COVID-19: Rental property issues – Commercial, residential, and SMSF (July 2020, integrated)

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a profound impact on the Australian economy. This Special Topic aims to address some of the rental property issues that may need to be considered, with a particular focus on the National Code of Conduct for Landlords.


Session 2

Special tax topic 2020: Trusts: Advanced and contemporary issues (August 2020, theory and case study)

Trusts continue to be a particular focus area for the ATO. This Special Topic considers the impacts of recent case law and legislative developments.


Session 3

Special tax topic 2020: Tax issues in recessionary times: Bad debts (September 2020, integrated)

For at least the last 10 years the Australian economy has allowed SMEs and SBEs to trade profitably. However, because of recent drought, bushfires and, now, the COVID-19 pandemic it is likely that the Australian economy may fall into recession.

It is expected that many SME and SBE business may incur substantial losses to the year ending 30 June 2021. In fact, some businesses may take a number of years before they return to profitable trading. This session, our first in a series of Tax issues in recessionary times, considers two case studies that look at transactions that may give rise to bad debt deductions.


Session 4

Special tax topic 2020: Tax issues in recessionary times: Trusts (September 2020, integrated)

For at least the last 10 years the Australian economy has allowed SMEs and SBEs to trade profitably. However, because of recent drought, bushfires and, now, the COVID-19 pandemic it is likely that the Australian economy will fall into recession despite the massive fiscal stimulus response from Federal, State and Territory Governments.

This session, our second in a series of Tax issues in recessionary times, looks at issues relating to trusts that practitioners will likely encounter in the short and medium term.


Session 5

Special tax topic 2020: Tax issues in recessionary times: JobKeeper 2.0 and other issues (October 2020, integrated)

For at least the last 10 years the Australian economy has allowed SMEs and SBEs to trade profitably. However, because of recent drought, bushfires and, now, the COVID-19 pandemic it is likely that the Australian economy will fall into recession despite the massive fiscal stimulus response from Federal, State and Territory Governments. This session, our third in a series of Tax Issues in Recessionary Times, looks at issues relating to the extended JobKeeper scheme and cashflow boost receipts by PSI companies.


Session 6

Special tax topic 2020: HWI: Share transactions (October 2020, integrated)

While share transactions may be common in Australia, the tax treatment of those transactions can be complex and continue to provide challenges for taxpayers as evidenced by the outcomes in recent case law decisions being appealed and overturned.


Session 7

Special tax topic 2020: HWI: Property transactions (October 2020, integrated)

While property transactions may be common in Australia, the tax treatment of those transactions can be complex and vary significantly based on the fact scenario for the taxpayer.


Session 8

Special Tax Topic 2020: Budget 2020: Temporary asset write-off and loss carry-back (Integrated)

As part of the 2020-21 Federal Budget, the Treasurer announced a host of measures to shelter the Australian economy from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Two noteworthy measures include the instant asset write-off and the loss carry-back rules. 

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Session 11


To get you started with your learning, we have included a complimentary session, 'COVID-19 Practical tax impacts and year-end planning'.


EVENT DETAILS


Topic: Tax

Sub-Topic: Business Tax, Employment Taxes - PAYE, PAYG & FBT, Income Tax, Insolvency, Self-Managed Superannuation Funds, State/Territory Taxes

Format: Recorded Webinar

Proficiency Level: Foundation, Intermediate

CPD: Upto 16.5 hours