Interest Expenses Webinar

Effectively manage the tax treatment and risks of interest expenses

Recorded Thursday, 12 November 2020

Individual Recording

The common problem areas and practical solutions
The new rules for vacant land
Key issues for investors and business taxpayers

The tax treatment of interest expenses can be a complex area and is one that often comes under ATO scrutiny, especially when the amounts involved are significant.  

Additionally, recent changes to the tax rules make it more difficult for some clients to claim deductions for interest expenses relating to property. 

The Interest Expenses Webinar looks at the common issues and problem areas that arise when clients incur interest expenses. We walk through the areas where clients often make mistakes and where accountants can provide proactive advice to improve tax outcomes for clients.

FPA Accreditation 23101 (1.25 hours)
Regulatory compliance & consumer protection = 0.50, Technical Competence = 0.75

Member Recording 
Individual Recording
Office Recording

What we cover

This practical session covers:

  • Applying the new rules for interest relating to vacant land
  • Dealing with mixed purpose loans
  • Refinancing loans and the impact on deductions
  • Changes in tax residency and ongoing interest expenses
  • Prepayments 
  • Borrowing money from overseas 
  • Interest expenses incurred before income is generated 
  • Interest expenses incurred after an asset is sold or a business has ceased 
Member Recording 
Individual Recording
Office Recording

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 Hayes Knight 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 is 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



$195 Member
$235 Non-member


$430 Member
$480 Non-member

 *The office rate applies per office location (maximum temporarily increased to 20 participants per office location). The PD points for all attendees will be recognised.

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