Knowledge Shop PD

Just for Knowledge Shop members

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What you need in 3 hours
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.

Registrations for Nov/Dec PD open shortly. Don't forget we'll be starting 30 mins earlier with end of year drinks afterwards.

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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2019 Nov / Dec Dates & Details

Join us for end of year drinks afterwards!

Brisbane 11 November  | Parramatta 18 November | Melbourne 25 November
Perth 27 November  | Sydney 2 December | Newcastle 5 December |  Adelaide 9 December

4 PD hours (CPA), 3 active PD hours (ASIC, TPB TASA)

What August PD covered

Missed the session? Access the recording on the member website. November topics coming soon.

Essential tax developments

Things don’t tend to stay the same for very long in the world of tax. In this session we bring you up to date with the latest developments that are likely to impact on your individual and small to medium business clients. 

We take a look at the tax issues that can arise when someone’s main residence is held in a trust and what needs to be done to show that the main residence exemption is available. We also work through the new similar business test that can make it easier for some companies to deduct tax losses, the ATO’s expanded safe harbour concession for inherited property and a recent case which looks at the employee / contractor distinction.

Death, Divorce & SMSFs

Dealing with death and divorce in a Self Managed Superannuation Fund (SMSF) can be tricky - Family Court Orders, acrimony, disputes over valuations, competing and conflicting interests, all come into play. Getting the process right in each scenario is essential to ensure fund compliance and to protect your practice.

This session demonstrates how to deal with death and divorce in an SMSF with a detailed review of:

  • How to deal with a member’s benefits on death
  • Essential steps to process superannuation splits in a marriage break down
  • Capital gains tax relief on marriage breakdown
  • Strategies to protect you, as the accountant, when a member dies or commences divorce proceedings

ATO risk focus: Individual and small business taxpayers

The ATO has clearly switched its focus to individuals and small business taxpayers after concentrating on tax issues for multinationals and large corporate groups for a few years. Through its random audit process the ATO has identified a number of common problem areas which are likely to be the focus of compliance action over the coming years.

This session looks at the high risk areas for clients, including the most common mistakes being picked up for rental property owners. We also look at exactly what needs to be done to comply with the TFN withholding and reporting rules for closely held trusts.

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7 locations | 3 active PD hours | Workbooks | Access to live stream recording

Venues & Times

Monday 11 November
Brisbane Hilton
190 Elizabeth St, Brisbane

Monday 18 November 
Holiday Inn
18-40 Anderson St, Parramatta

Monday 25 November 
RACV City Club (new venue)
501 Bourke St, Melbourne

Wednesday 27 November 
Duxton Hotel
1 St Georges Tce, Perth


Monday 2 December 
68 Market St, Sydney

Thursday 5 December
Wests New Lambton - Bowls Club
1a Tauranga Road, New Lambton

Monday 9 December
Rockford Adelaide
164 Hindley St, Adelaide



1:30pm - 1:45pm Registration
1:45pm - 5:15pm PD
5:15pm - 6:15pm EOY Drinks

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

12:30pm - 1:00pm Registration
1:00pm - 4:30pm PD
4:30pm - 5:30pm EOY Drinks

2:00pm - 2:30pm Registration
2:30pm - 6:00pm PD
6:00pm - 7:00pm EOY Drinks

Online (regional members only)
2:40pm - 3:00pm AEDT Join online
3:00pm - 6:30pm PD

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