Posts

Showing posts from January, 2014

Be the Big Fish in the office

Image
Want to take the first step towards becoming a more successful businessperson?

The ability to understand the intricacies of tax in the modern world gives you the power to help organisations grow. That makes you a big fish in the office.

Watch our new video.


Study tax with The Tax Institute.

The Tax Institute is Australia’s leading professional association in tax. Its 13,000 members include tax agents, accountants and lawyers as well as tax practitioners in corporations, government and academia.

Speaker Profile: Business Succession Planning – Buy/Sell Investor Agreements

Image
In the latest speaker profile in our series, we sit down with Patrick Ellwood, ATI from McCullough Robertson Lawyers who is presenting the Business Succession Planning – Buy/Sell Investor Agreements session at the upcoming 29th National Convention in Hobart.

Tell us about yourself

I am a Senior Associate at McCullough Robertson Lawyers, where I have worked since 2006. I specialise in personal and business succession and work with accountants, financial planners and other advisers to assist clients across a wide range of industries.

How long have you been affiliated with The Tax Institute?

I undertook The Tax Institute’s Certificate in Foundation Tax course (now CTA1 Foundations) in 2009 and have been involved ever since.

What does National Convention mean to you, and more broadly, to the tax industry?

It is an opportunity to get up to speed on a range of areas which have changed over the last 12 months and to get a sense of where these changes are likely to lead over the next few years. …

Speaker Profile: Do you (not just your clients) need to appoint a Guardian as well as an Attorney?

Image
In the latest speaker profile in our series, we sit down with Kate Hanslow from Worrall Lawyers who is presenting the Do you (not just your clients) need to appoint a Guardian as well as an Attorney session at the upcoming 29th National Convention in Hobart.

Tell us about yourself

I am a Senior Associate Lawyer at Worrall Lawyers, a law firm based in Hobart. I completed a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws degree with Honours from the University of Tasmania, and was admitted to practice in August 2007.

I joined Worrall Lawyers in January 2008, and since that time, I have practiced solely in the areas of Estate Planning, Estate Litigation, and Estate Administration.

How long have you been affiliated with The Tax Institute?

I have used the resources and training opportunities offered by The Tax Institute since commencing practice, including attending a number of seminars. For Estate Planning to be completed well, it requires a high level understanding of the taxation implications of pl…