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.

Register for Nov / Dec PD


Log into the member website to register.  Be quick - PD books out early! Topics to be released as soon as possible.




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November/ December PD registrations are now open

If PD dates change, members will be notified.



13 November 


16 November


20 November


30 November


4 December


6 December



7 December




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Beware the ATO’s Hit List
on Deductions!

Tax & Accounting

In a recent speech the Commissioner indicated that the ATO has serious concerns about some common deduction items claimed by individual taxpayers and that these areas would be subject to additional ATO scrutiny. Recent cases and ATO rulings also suggest that deductions commonly claimed by individuals will continue to be examined closely to ensure that taxpayers are complying with the tax law.

This session looks at the ATO’s list of target areas and the things that will attract more attention from the ATO for individuals and small business taxpayers. We also look at the practical steps that clients can take to minimise their exposure and protect their position.


Don’t Lose Company Losses!

Tax & Accounting

The Government is changing the rules to make it easier for companies to access and claim prior year losses. This session takes you through the proposed new 'Similar Business Test' and explores the scenarios where the rules will provide more flexibility for companies with losses.

We also work through the existing company tax loss rules highlighting the risk areas that often catch practitioners and clients out - and where there might be unexpected outcomes, including the impact of death or relationship breakdowns on passing the continuity of ownership test and the impact the PSI rules can have on access to tax losses.

FY 2018: 4 SMSF Hot Spots 


This session highlights 4 critical areas practitioners need to consider for their SMSF clients in 2018 - post implementation of the super reforms and other legislative changes.

1. Super Contributions
  • Salary sacrifice vs. personal contributions
  • Limitations on non-concessional contributions
2. Pensions: Accessing benefits - where from?
  • How will clients access retirement income?
  • Higher pension payments vs. lump sums
3. Estate Planning
  • Reversionary pension or not?
  • Death benefit nominations and what to keep in mind
4. Reporting obligations
  • New PAYG reporting requirements
  • Total super balance
  • Transfer balance cap
  • Rollovers
  • CGT relief


So, what do you say?


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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 - 6:15pm PD
6:15 - 7:15pm 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