Sixth Annual Trusts and Companies Taxation Symposium
Thursday 16 & Friday 17 August 2018
InterContinental Melbourne the Rialto Hotel, Melbourne
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The last twelve months have seen a number of important developments affecting the taxation of companies and trusts. This year’s symposium unpacks the recent reforms, including the changes to the CGT small business concessions, the corporate tax rate and distributing profits within professional practices. Other highlights include Division 7A challenges, getting value out of private companies and trust vesting issues.

Thursday 16 August 2018

Reforms and Regulatory Change

  • Corporate Tax Rate – Progressive Change and Practical Effects
  • Distributing Profits Within Professional Practices: The Commissioner Strikes!
  • Significant Changes to the Small Business CGT Concessions: Regulation and Reforms on the Horizon

Tax Issues Affecting Trusts

  • Present Entitlement to Trust Income – Aligning Trust and Tax Law
  • Trust Vesting - Tax Consequences of Amending the Vesting Date
  • The Death Knell for Trust Splitting? The ATO Finally Releases its Views

Friday 17 August 2018

Tax Challenges Involving Companies

  • Getting Value Out of Private Companies
  • Restructures of SMEs – Tax Efficiency Benchmarks
  • Division 7A: Complexity in Practice

Unit Trust Arrangements

  • Unpaid Present Entitlements and Unit Trust Arrangements: The ATO on the Warpath

Paul Sokolowski, Partner, Arnold Bloch Leibler, Melbourne

Greg Judd, Senior Associate, Arnold Bloch Leibler, Melbourne

Anna Wilson, Barrister, Melbourne

Andrea Carrick, Director, AG Tax Lawyers, Melbourne

Damian O’Connor, Principal & Chartered Tax Advisor, Tax + Law, Brisbane

Patrick Ellwood, Director, View Legal, Australia

Linda Tapiolas, Partner, Cooper Grace Ward Lawyers, Brisbane

Dung Lam, Senior Associate, Argyle Lawyers, Sydney

Arthur Athanasiou, Partner, Thomson Geer Lawyers, Melbourne

Elissa Romanin, Partner, Minter Ellison, Melbourne


The 2017 conference was very well received by the attendees with 64% of respondents being very satisfied with the conference and 36% quite satisfied, yielding an overall result for the event of 4.6 out of 5.  Around 64% of respondents found the content all or mostly relevant to their professional lives, and a further 36% between half and three quarters relevant, yielding an overall score of 4.6 out of 5.

Comments from some of the delegates at last year’s conference

  • Very satisfied with content and quality of papers.
  • Great speakers, papers and venue.
  • Material was presented well at an appropriate level that encouraged interaction and questions.
  • Informative and practical discussion.
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 Price:   $2,035.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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