Knowledge Shop PD

February / March 2020 registrations now open

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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.

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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Feb/Mar 2020 Dates & Details

Newcastle 10 February  | Parramatta 13 February | Melbourne 17 February
Sydney 24 February  | Perth 25 February | Brisbane 4 March

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

What we'll cover:

Missed past programs? Access the live recordings on the member website.

Travel Deductions

In the last few years the ATO has demonstrated 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 focuses on the ATO's latest guidance on the treatment of transport costs for employees as set out in TR 2019/D7. This draft ruling builds on guidance issued by the ATO back in 2017 and covers many of the practical issues that clients and advisers face in practice, including situations where employees work from home or have flexible work arrangements.We also take a look at the record keeping rules that apply to transport costs and what needs to be done to support deductions that clients want to claim.

Cross border superannuation 

Whether your clients are Australians working overseas, or foreign residents working in Australia, the superannuation entitlements they accrue will need to be managed. 

In this session we show you how to deal with these accrued superannuation benefits and the options that might be available to your clients:

  • Who can access the Departing Australia Superannuation Payment (DASP), how it can be accessed, and the tax implications on withdrawal
  • How tax applies to lump sum withdrawals from foreign superannuation funds withdrawn by Australian tax residents
  • The trans-Tasman super portability arrangements enabling Australians and New Zealanders to transfer superannuation balances between countries under certain circumstances
  • Superannuation Guarantee issues that can arise when employing individuals across borders

Critical Changes for Tax Agents & Clients

Significant changes are being made to the way that tax agents interact with the ATO and other online Government services. In this session we take a look myGovID and Relationship Authorisation Manager (RAM) work in practice as these will replace AUSkey for accessing online services for tax and BAS agents and their employees.

We also bring you up to date on some of the key changes to the tax system and the impact on clients, including significant changes to the main residence exemption provisions that will prevent many non-resident clients from being able to access the exemption and the transitional provisions that will expire on 30 June 2020.

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

Venues & Times

Monday 10 February 2020
Wests New Lambton - Bowls Club
1a Tauranga Road, New Lambton (map)

Thursday 13 February 2020
Holiday Inn
18-40 Anderson St, Parramatta (map)

Melbourne *new time
Monday 17 February 2020
RACV City Club
501 Bourke St, Melbourne (map)

Monday 24 February 2020
68 Market St, Sydney (map)

Tuesday 25 February 2020
Hyatt Regency Perth
99 Adelaide Terrace, Perth (map)

Wednesday 4 March 2020
Hilton Brisbane
190 Elizabeth St, Brisbane (map)




Brisbane & Perth
2:30pm - 3:00pm Registration
3:00pm - 6:30pm PD

1:00pm - 1:30pm Registration
1:30pm - 5:00pm PD

2:00pm - 2:30pm Registration
2:30pm - 6:00pm PD

Parramatta & Sydney
3:00pm - 3:30pm Registration
3:30pm - 7:00pm PD

Online (regional members only)
3:10pm - 3:30pm AEDT Join online
3:30pm - 7:00pm PD

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