Recorded Webinar: Commercial Activities: How a ‘charity’ could lose income tax exempt status from trading

Thursday 9th June 2016

Duration: 1 hour

About the webinar

It can be difficult for those unfamiliar with charity law to work out the boundaries between businesses and charities when both are engaged in identical “commercial” style activities. Failure to understand and correctly apply the law can lead to loss of tax preferred status.

This presentation will cover:

  • Purpose – directing the income and assets to the pursuit of the purpose
  • What activities can you do inside the NFP and not breach the rules? Linking activities to purpose
  • The importance of explicitly linking activities to purpose
  • What do you need to include in the governing documentation?
  • When do you lose your tax preferred status?

Who should attend

This webinar is suitable for accountants and lawyers advising not for profits, and executives working for not for profits and charities. This webinar is for practitioners with some knowledge in this area and looking to improve their knowledge.

Dr Matthew Turnour, Director, Neumann & Turnour Lawyers, Brisbane

Matthew Turnour is a Director and the Chairman of Neumann & Turnour Lawyers and heads the Corporate and Commercial Law Division of the practice.  He is Chair of the Queensland Law Society’s Subcommittee for the Not-for-profit Sector and a Director of the Australian Charity Law Association. Matthew is a member of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission’s Professional User Group and is a Queensland Law Society Senior Counsellor.

His PhD thesis, entitled Beyond Charity: Outlines of a Jurisprudence for Civil Society was awarded Outstanding Thesis Award from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT). His other degrees are a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Economics from the University of Queensland, and a Master of Arts by research from QUT.

Matthew is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Australian Institute of Management.
Product Code: WBJJUN16
 Price:  $242.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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