1 July 2017 will see the biggest changes to the taxation of superannuation in
a decade come into effect.
Laws Amendment (Fair and Sustainable Superannuation) Act 2016 was passed in
late 2016. Subsequent regulations have
been introduced to support the introduction of the Government’s reforms and the
ATO has finalised various compliance and law companion guidelines on the tax
and superannuation reforms. Peter Slegers, CTA, and Nicole Santinon, ATI, of Cowell Clarke are the authors of The Tax Institute’s new book title, SMSF Income Stream Guide. We spoke with Peter and Nicole about how
the changes will impact practitioners.
“The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there."
But what about the future?
Just as your role today has changed markedly from what it was ten years ago, the tax professional of the future undoubtedly will be even more different. And preparing for this eventuality is no longer something that SME firms can put off.
Simply being a subject matter expert may not be enough in the practice and professional landscape of the increasingly-near future. The successful practitioner will be someone who can navigate and capitalise on the ever-changing technology landscape to benefit their clients and practice. Alongside sessions that will deliver strong tax technical content, the program of this year’s SME Symposium has expanded to look at how the tax practice of the future will operate.
Opening with a look at the role of a tax professional and asking if a new model is needed, Michael Cox (PwC) will then dive into how practitioners can navigate the new digital landscape they fi…
The influence of women is growing across the traditionally
male-dominated professions of tax, accounting and law. Yet we still see too few
women in leadership positions. The inaugural Women
in Tax National Congress will address this issue. Focused on the
unique challenges facing professional women, this new event will feature high-profile presenters from the business world, media, academia and
government. Julie Abdalla FTI, from the National Congress organising committee, said: “It’s important to give a voice to women who are underrepresented in the
tax profession. Everyone in the profession, regardless of gender, will benefit
if we can realise the potential of female talent that exists in the profession.” The congress will showcase some of Australia’s most influential
leaders, who will offer insights and share their experiences of building
a career in a male-dominated profession. The day begins with a keynote address from one of Australia’s
most high-profile female leaders, Emeritus Prof…