Knowledge Shop Professional Development
The Christmas edition

Knowledge Shop PD - The Christmas edition

Just for Knowledge Shop members
Pragmatic updates on the important issues
Straight-to-the-point sessions


Calling all Knowledge Shop members.  Join us for this special member only event - everything you need to keep up to date and ahead of the game in 3 hours. 

Who can attend?

Knowledge Shop PD is a member only event delivered quarterly in seven locations across Australia. Two team members from member firms can attend free.  Extra team members are more than welcome at a minimal cost.

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November/ December PD registrations are now open




13 November 


16 November


20 November


30 November


4 December


6 December



7 December




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Confusion reigns – tax changes for SBEs and property investors

Tax & Accounting

In the last 12 months a number of significant tax changes have been announced or implemented by the Government. However, there is some uncertainty and confusion around the status of the new rules and how to apply the changes in practice.

This session brings you up to date on the changes impacting on the company tax rate and franking credits, the expanded scope of the SBE concessions as well as key changes that will impact on property investors.



Superannuation: the top 4
problem areas


A work through of some of the more interesting and frequently raised questions from Knowledge Shop's Help Desk - the questions that often cause issues for practitioners.

We go through the issues and solutions for:

  • How to claim exempt current pension income for the 2017 FY where the fund had an accumulation account for one day only.
  • Pre 1999 related unit trusts leasing residential property to related parties. Oh no or OK?
  • What needs to be done when a client decides to access additional money from their SMSF as a lump sum?
  • Commuting a complying pension in the 2018 FY - is this possible and what would the benefit be?

Don’t let travel deductions fly away!

Tax & Accounting


In the last twelve months, the ATO has demonstrated both an increased level of scrutiny on travel deductions as well as a change in perspective when it comes to expenses that can be claimed.

This session focusses on the ATO’s new approach set out in TR 2017/D6, as well as recent cases that highlight the concerns the Commissioner and courts have when it comes to claiming travel deductions. We also work through the tips, traps, and common errors made by clients when claiming tax deductions for their travel expenses and what records need to be kept to support deductions

How risk impacts business value

Business Advice

Many of your business clients will have a sense of what their business is worth. This may come from industry data, competitor transactions, calculation under some formula, or in some cases just wishful thinking. Reality strikes when they want to complete a transaction or bring in an investor. Irrespective of how value is calculated, the risk profile of the business will significantly influence in the outcome.

This session works through the different types of risk that exist for the typical SME and how managing risk can enhance the value of any business. The session will equip you for the conversations you should be having with your business clients and how you can help them to build business value.


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Terms & Conditions 

All registrations to Knowledge Shop events are subject to our terms and conditions which include a cancellation policy. No refunds are provided for cancellations received 2 days or less of the PD event date under any circumstances. 



Monday 13 November
Brisbane Hilton
190 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane


Thursday 16 November
68 Market St, Sydney


Monday 20 November
Rendezvous Hotel
328 Flinders Street, Melbourne


Thursday 30 November
Duxton Hotel
1 St Georges Terrace, Perth


Monday 4 December
Wests New Lambton - Bowls Club
1a Tauranga Road, New Lambton

Wednesday 6 December

Holiday Inn
18-40 Anderson Street, Parramatta


Thursday 7 December
Adelaide Rockford
164 Hindley Street, Adelaide

Times (local)

Brisbane, Melbourne, Parramatta & Sydney
2:30 - 3:00pm  Registration 
3:00 - 6:30pm PD
6:30 - 7:30pm Xmas drinks 


12:30 - 1:00pm Registration 
1:00 - 4:30pm PD
4:30 - 5:30pm Xmas drinks 


1:30 - 1:45pm Registration 
1:45 - 5:15pm PD
5:15 - 6:15pm Xmas drinks


2:00 - 2:30pm Registration 
2:30 - 6:00pm PD
6:00 - 7:00pm Xmas drinks


2 team members attend for free

Additional attendees
$125 (GST incl)

PD Hours 3 | Notes Comprehensive workbook included | Materials Notes and training resources available on PD archive post series