Workshop lead profiles: 2016 SME Tax Intensive.


Taking place over two days in February at the Brisbane Marriott Hotel, 2016's SME Tax Intensive delivers strong technical content along with practical and real life case studies for delegates to work through in a qualified facilitator-led environment.

By the end of each workshop you will have an understanding of the advanced tax issues facing the SME market and be able to apply your learning. Here's a little more information about those leading the three workshops, along with who will be facilitating on the day.

Muhunthan Kanagaratnam, CTA, leads day one's workshop on 'The Best Tax Deal for Your Client'. Muhunthan is a Tax Partner with Deloitte specialising in mergers and acquisitions transactions. Helping clients identify and obtain tax value from their targets and manage their tax exposures, he works with clients through the life of a transaction, from due diligence and modelling to structuring, drafting and negotiating the tax aspects of transaction documents. Muhunthan has advised on some unique and high profile transactions. His clients range from large Australian and international corporate clients to international private equity firms.

Facilitating day one's workshop with Muhunthan are Craig Brincat, CTA, James Petterson, ATI, and Stewart Williams.

'Preparing Small Business and Primary Producers for Change – Tax Concessions and Division 7A', the first workshop on day two is led by Paul Banister, CTA. A Chartered Accountant and a Partner at Grant Thornton, Paul leads their tax division in Brisbane. He has over 30 years’ experience working with clients to help them navigate through complex and potentially risky tax and commercial issues. His expertise includes domestic and international tax planning, transaction advisory and support, superannuation structuring and advice, succession planning and estate planning. Paul has presented at many professional and business forums, both in Australia and internationally. He is also a contributing author to Thomson Reuters' Financial Planning Handbook.

Workshop facilitators for 'Getting Preparing Small Business and Primary Producers for Change' are Linda Farmer, CTA, Maggie Millar, FTI, Peter Parsons, and Stacey Smith, CTA.

John Ioannou, CTA, leads the second workshop on day two, 'Restructuring Opportunities – A Bold New Era?'. Admitted as a Solicitor in 2002, John is a partner in McCullough Robertson. He has experience in the areas of taxation, trusts and estate and succession planning. John has a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Laws and Masters of Law. Currently the National Representative for the Tax Institute’s Queensland Professional Development Committee, he is one of our Queensland State Councillors and is a member of the Law Council of Australia in the Business Law Section.

Facilitating the workshop with John are Hayden Bentley, CTA, Mark Lowis, CTA, and Dominic Moon, ATI.

The event runs 25-26 February 2016. Find out more about the 2016 SME Tax Intensive and book your place here

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