Double Tax Agreements Webinar

How to approach DTAs and apply them to real life situations

Thursday, 26 November 2020

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When DTAs need to be considered
A practical guide to interpreting and applying DTAs
The exemptions and concessions contained in many DTAs

 International tax issues can be incredibly complex as you often need to consider Australian tax rules as well as the application of one or more foreign tax systems.

In many cases it will also be necessary to work through the provisions of a double tax agreement (DTA) that Australia has with a foreign country. As DTAs generally override Australian tax rules, it is vital to ensure that you and your team are confident when it comes to working through DTAs.

The Double Tax Agreements Webinar walks you through the process that needs to be followed and the issues that can arise when applying DTAs in practice.

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Thursday, 26 November 2020

12:00pm - 1:15pm AEDT in ACT, NSW, TAS & VIC
11:30am SA
11:00am QLD
10:30am NT
09:00am WA

1.25 PD Hours
Reference notes included
Recording access for 3 months

What we cover

The language used in DTAs can be difficult to understand and even more difficult to apply to client scenarios. In this webinar, we take you through the process that should be followed and explain the common features of many of the DTAs that Australia has with other countries. In many cases, a DTA will provide your client with more favourable tax treatment – the problem is that practitioners often overlook the existence of DTAs or make mistakes when trying to apply DTAs to their clients.

  • Working through the tie-breaker tests when someone is a resident of two countries for tax purposes
  • How to determine where business profits can (and cannot) be taxed
  • Taxation of employment income, including special exemptions that often apply for short-term assignments
  • How to determine which withholding rates apply to dividends, interest and royalties, including situations where no tax is payable
  • Special tax rules for pensions, government service, directors fees and consulting income

Our Presenter

Michael Carruthers
Tax Director, Knowledge Shop

Michael oversees the development of the tax team for Knowledge Shop and Hayes Knight in Sydney and is head of the Easton group’s national tax committee.

Michael has a knack for seeing through the complexity and helping practitioners work through highly technical issues with certainty and accuracy.

Michael is a member of the advisory panel for the Board of Taxation and was a member of the reference group for the Board’s review of small business concessions.

He was also an expert panel member for the Board’s review of tax impediments facing small business.

Michael Carruthers
Michael Carruthers
Tax Director, Knowledge Shop

Thursday, 26 November 2020

12:00pm - 1:15pm AEDT in ACT, NSW, TAS & VIC
11:30am SA | 11:00am QLD | 10:30am NT | 10:00am WA

Need group rates? Call (or email) Lee Marshall on 0434 067 133.


Includes reference notes + 3 month recording access

  • $195 Individual access
  • $430 Office access*
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Includes reference notes + 3 month recording access

  • $235 Individual access
  • $480 Office access*
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*The office rate applies per office location (maximum number of participants temporarily increased to 20 per office location). The PD points for all attendees will be recognised - multiple links at same location if required. We will contact you for the names of your team once you have registered as an office.


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