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Celebrating talent: the class of 2015

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The Tax Institute congratulates hundreds of its graduates from across all our education Program and Single Subject offerings. This year saw our first Graduate Diploma of Applied Tax Law graduates receive accolades at graduation ceremonies around the country this April and May.

Our education program was introduced to meet the needs of the tax profession and these graduation ceremonies are a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the hard work of this talented group of candidates who are now equipped to take on the tax profession of today.


QLD graduation ceremony
VIC graduation ceremony
Andy Guo, FTI

Kylie Moutia
WA graduation ceremony
VIC graduation ceremony

Samina Saleem
NSW graduation ceremony
Nicole Raffin
Alex Zinzopoulos, ATI
QLD graduation ceremony
Patricia Ryan
A candidate's journey

Introducing the Graduate Diploma of Applied Tax Law is a great achievement for The Tax Institute, but more importantly, it provides a great opportunity for our candidates.

9th NSW Annual Tax Forum - The usual suspects?

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With the Budget just passed and a Federal election around the corner, 2016 has certainly (positively) geared up to be the year of tax. Perhaps it hasn't been the rigorous tax reform that the country was holding its breath for, but new changes still affect both the SME tax adviser and corporate practitioner. And in typical tax style, more complexities emerge from the usual suspects – superannuation, Division 7A and multinational tax avoidance. What do these mean for you and your client? Hear from Australia’s leading tax minds at the 9th NSW Annual Tax Forum.
Post-Budget, pre-election and everything in between
It’s officially election season! What does this mean for the tax world? Hear about it first hand from Assistant Treasurer, the Hon Kelly O’Dwyer MP and Shadow Assistant Treasurer, Dr Andrew Leigh MP, who will both speak at a new breakfast session on Friday 3 June to shed light on key tax measures post-Budget and pre-election. A Q&A session at the end of each presentation wil…

Tips and Tales: A Tax Student’s Life

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We understand that studying while working full-time can be daunting. To help you manage your studies we have peeked into the lives of our graduates to find out how they juggle work and study whilst maintaining a life balance.


Ready to get started? With the option of face-to-face or distance study, our education Programs and Single Subjects can be completed in a flexible format that suits you.
Find out more by visiting our website or calling 1300 TAX EDU (1300 829 338).

13 Budget takeaways from the 13 times the Treasurer mentioned “jobs and growth”

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Jobs and growth, jobs and growth, jobs and growth. Did someone mention something about jobs and growth?

With the catchphrase “jobs and growth” mentioned 13 times in his Budget speech, Treasurer Scott Morrison’s first Budget is all about the Turnbull Government’s 10 year Enterprise Tax Plan to support jobs and boost the economy by directing spending where it is needed and most effective. The question is, what key tax and superannuation measures has the Government brought to the table to actually promote jobs and growth?

13 Budget takeaways

1.Small business

The small business entity turnover threshold will increase from $2m to $10m from 1 July 2016. An additional 90,000 to 100,000 businesses with an aggregate annual turnover of less than $10m will be able to access tax concessions such as the lower small business corporate tax rate, accelerated depreciation and depreciation pooling provisions.

The tax discount for unincorporated small businesses will increase incrementally over 10 years fr…

Infrastructure in an era of change

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With the Federal Government looking to smooth the transition from the mining investment boom to a more diverse and broad-based economy, the private sector is being increasingly called upon to develop and maintain roads, ports, pipelines, power and other essential infrastructure assets.The Government’s announcement of the ‘Smart Cities’ project, seeks to partly fund infrastructure including Sydney's second airport, Melbourne Metro Rail and Brisbane's Cross River Rail, while remaining vague on detail.
In this period of increased focus and rapid change, The Tax Institute’s National Infrastructure Conference remains only event focused entirely on the tax issues affecting infrastructure. 
We spoke with Jillian Gardner of Macquarie Group, who will be take part in a panel discussion at the conference with Karen Forster, CTA, REST Industry Super, Brendan O’Brien, CTA, AMP Capital and Andrew Helm, Future Fund Management Agency about what to expect from the conference.  Based in Sydney, Ji…