Tax Bar Events & CPDs

Tax

Practical Issues with commercial damages and account of profits

The Commecial Bar Association
26Nov

This seminar will include a discussion on issues commonly arising in commercial matters when seeking to quantify damages or an account of profits. Guidance will be provided on various legal and practical issues from the perspective of counsel and forensic accounting expert. 

The seminar will also address matters such as the appropriate measure of damages, date for assessing loss, dealing with subsequent gains/losses and failures to mitigate, and the treatment of taxation, interest and overheads/fixed costs.

Speaker(s): 
Stephen Parmenter QC (Chair), Owain Stone (KordaMentha Forensic), Sam Prendergast
When: 
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 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; Barristers Skills;

Tax Issues in Family Law Proceedings – you can run but you can’t hide

The Tax Bar Association and Law Institute of Victoria
14Nov

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Tax issues such as CGT (including rollover relief), Division 7A as well as trust and corporate law issues frequently arise in family law property proceedings. A recent trend has also seen the Commissioner of Taxation intervening in s79 proceedings to secure payment of tax debts owed by a party or parties to the marriage prior to any distribution of property.

Speaker(s): 
Terry Murphy QC (Chair); Angela Lee; Hadi Mazloum; Rose Lockie (Partner, Gadens)
When: 
Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 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;

Can I claim that? Accounting, financial planning and tax issues for new barristers

The New Barristers Committee
12Nov

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A CPD focused on answering the questions of new barristers in relation to tax and financial planning. What’s the go on entertaining solicitors? Can I claim the Readers Course fees? Bring your burning questions or submit them anonymously for the Chair to ask on your behalf. You can submit your question/s via the registration page.

Speaker(s): 
Andrew Burnett (Chair), Adam Bird (Accountant), Mark Forte (Accountant), Lasadi Felsinger (Financial Planner), Kevin F Jones (Barrister)
When: 
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 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):
Practice management & business skills;

Commissioner of Taxation v Sharpcan Pty Ltd – Reflections on the High Court decision

Tax Bar Association
30Oct

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The long running dispute between the Commissioner and an integrated hotel business owner about the deductibility of gaming machine entitlements has finally come to the end of the road. Being a rare capital/revenue case to make it ‘all the way’, and the first case to consider s 40-880(6), Sharpcan is an important decision.

Four counsel who appeared in the matter talk about what the decision means and reflect on how the court received the parties’ arguments.

Followed by drinks.

The venue is Norton Rose, Level 15, RACV Tower, 485 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Please note that this seminar will not be recorded, and is attendance only.

Speaker(s): 
Terry Murphy QC (Chair), Julianne Jaques, Claire Horan, Lachlan Molesworth
When: 
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 17:15 to 18:15
1 CPD point(s):
Substantive Law;

When is a taxpayer subject to ‘double taxation’? Decision in Burton v Commissioner of Taxation [2019] FCAFC 141

Tax Bar Association
21Oct

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The Full Federal Court in Burton v Commissioner of Taxation [2019] FCAFC 141 considered an appeal by an Australian resident taxpayer from a test case concerning his claim for a Foreign Income Tax Offset (FITO) for the full amount of US tax on a discount capital gain.

The issue which divided the Full Court on appeal was whether Mr Burton was subject to ‘double taxation’ and thereby entitled to relief under Article 22 of the Australia-US Tax Convention.

This seminar will examine the differing approach taken by the majority and by Logan J (in dissent) as to the purpose of the US Convention, its interpretation and its interaction with the FITO provisions in Division 770 of the 1997 Act.

Drinks to follow in the Library.

Speaker(s): 
Greg Davies QC (Chair), James Strong
When: 
Monday, October 21, 2019 - 17:30 to 18:30
Where: 
Neil McPhee Room, Level 1 Owen Dixon Chambers East
205 William Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Australia
1 CPD point(s):
Substantive Law;