The Tax Institute 2017 Property and Construction Seminar

January 30th, 2017

Swanson Reed invites you to attend The Tax Institute’s 2017 Property and Construction seminarDamian Smyth, Principal, and Gloria Lim, Senior Manager, will be presenting an informative session discussing R&D tax incentive issues relevant to the construction industry.

About the event
The Tax Institute 2017 Property & Construction intensive is the essential professional development seminar for in-house finance and tax resources and tax practitioners that have exposure to the property and construction industries.

Now extended to two full days of sessions, this popular program will provide you with a good balance of relevant commercial and tax technical issues for those involved in property development, investments and construction projects.

Tim Lawless of CoreLogic will provide a keynote address on the current state of play for the residential housing market. During the forum we will also do a deep dive into some topical sectors including aged care, student accommodation and manufactured home estates and related technical topics.

Who should attend?
The program has been developed for tax practitioners with clients and targets in the property and construction industries and those working in finance and tax roles within the industry.

When: Thursday 2 – Friday 3 March 2017
9.00am – 5.00pm (registration from 8.30am)
Where: Novotel Brisbane, 200 Creek Street, Brisbane QLD 4000
Registration: Click Here to register via The Tax Institute website

Swanson Reed will be presenting Session 9 on Friday 3 March, 10.40am – 11.40am. This session will provide an update on general R&D tax incentive issues relevant to the industry including: ƒ

  • AusIndustry’s current expectations around hypothesis and experiment articulation ƒ
  • Recent changes in the rate of R&D tax offsets and interaction with corporate tax rate movements ƒ
  • Update on the government’s initiated review of the R&D tax incentive program (The government’s response is due to be announced in March 2017.) ƒ
  • Specific considerations around building and construction industry issues such as building expenditure exclusions, feedstock and the dominant purpose test.

Other topics presented during the seminar include:

  •  An “all things foreign” update on recent changes to Australia’s foreign investment framework and foreign acquirer duty ƒ
  • A focus on tax issues for topical sectors with market updates ƒ
  • ATO’s views on the revenue vs capital distinction and an update on the early engagement process ƒ
  • An update on SMSF issues and property.

For more information on the event, click here.