Tax Bar Events & CPDs

Tax

Commissioner’s Powers to Obtain Information Under s 353-10

The Tax Bar Association
9Jul

RSVP ESSENTIAL:  Please email rsvp@vicbar.com.au. There is no cost to attend.

The Commissioner has broad powers to compulsorily obtain information under s 353-10 of Sch 1 to the Taxation Administration Act 1953. In this practical session, a panel of experts will discuss issues including:

Speaker(s): 
Angela Lee, (Chair), PANEL:  W. Brind Zichy-Woinarski Q.C; Rebecca Saint, ATO; Alex Patrick, KPMG; Kaitilin Lowdon, ABL
When: 
Monday, July 9, 2018 - 17:15 to 18:15
Where: 
Neil McPhee Room, Level 1 Owen Dixon Chambers East
205 William Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Australia
1 CPD point(s):
Substantive Law;

The Full Court Decision In Sandini: Tax Implications For Family Law Disputes & Rollover Provisions

The Tax Law and Family Law Bar Associations
21May

The Full Federal Court recently handed down a 2-1 decision in Ellison v Sandini Pty Ltd [2018] FCAFC 44 overturning the Federal Court below. An application for special leave to the High Court has been filed. The case may have substantial consequences for family law practitioners and more general implications for capital gains tax rollover relief. The presentation will explain the Full Federal Court decision, its technical basis and ramifications and identify practical steps practitioners can take to best protect their clients’ interests.

RSVP ESSENTIAL: Please email rsvp@vicbar.com.au. There is no cost to attend this seminar.

Please join us for drinks in The Essoign after the seminar.  
Speaker(s): 
Michael Flynn QC (Chair),  Gareth Redenbach
When: 
Monday, May 21, 2018 - 17:15 to 18:15
Where: 
Neil McPhee Room, Level 1 Owen Dixon Chambers East
205 William Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Australia
1 CPD point(s):
Substantive Law;

Tax Implications from the Vesting of Trusts

The Tax Bar Association
14May

In late 2017, the ATO issued draft taxation ruling 2017/D10 setting out its views on the tax implications of the vesting of discretionary trusts including whether and when the vesting date can be extended.

In this seminar, chaired by Terry Murphy QC, Mia Clarebrough will address the tax implications that arise for taxpayers in light of recent cases and the ATO’s views.

RSVP Essential: Please email rsvp@vicbar.com.au. There is no cost to attend this seminar.

Speaker(s): 
Terry Murphy QC (Chair),  Mia Clarebrough
When: 
Monday, May 14, 2018 - 17:15 to 18:15
Where: 
Neil McPhee Room, Level 1 Owen Dixon Chambers East
205 William Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Australia
1 CPD point(s):
Substantive Law;

Resource Capital Fund IV LP v Commissioner of Taxation

The Tax Bar Association
3May

The Federal Court Revisits the Tax Treatment of Limited Partnerships

The recent decision in RCF IV LP v CoT challenges the legislative basis for the Commissioner to treat a Limited Partnership (LP) as a taxable entity for the purpose of raising assessments of tax.   This has significant implications for all investors in a domestic or foreign LP.  

The judgment also provides further authority as to the application of –

  • the business profits and alienation of property articles in Australia's double tax treaties,
  • the character and source of profits or gains made by private equity funds;
  • the test for reliance on a public taxation ruling; and
  • Australia's non-resident capital gains tax exemption in Subdivision 855-A ITAA 1997.

RSVP essential:  Please email rsvp@vicbar.com.au before 30 April.

Speaker(s): 
James Strong, Gareth Redenbach, Andrew Broadfoot QC (Chair)
When: 
Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 17:15 to 18:15
Where: 
Neil McPhee Room, Level 1 Owen Dixon Chambers East
205 William Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Australia
1 CPD point(s):
Substantive Law;

Ethical Considerations Affecting Government Litigants

The Tax Bar Association
22Mar

Please RSVP at rsvp@vicbar.com.au

Speaker(s): 
Meredith Schilling, Katherine Brazenor, Matthew Meng, Michael Flynn QC (Chair)
When: 
Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 17:15 to 18:15
Where: 
Neil McPhee Room, Level 1 Owen Dixon Chambers East
205 William Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Australia
1 CPD point(s):
Ethics & Professional Responsibility;