Tax Issues for Start-Ups & Fast Growth Businesses

The latest for innovative start-ups and fast growth businesses

Thursday, 30 April 2020

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When does crowdfunding trigger a tax bill?
Planning opportunities under the revised employee share scheme rules
Ensure your clients don’t miss out on Government incentives

In recent years we have seen a change in the way that some business owners seek funding for their business ideas.

Changes to the employee share scheme rules have also meant that start-up companies have a greater level of flexibility when it comes to issuing shares or options to key personnel during times when cash flow is tight (or non-existent) or when trying to align the interests of employees and the business owners. On top of this, the Government has introduced specific tax concessions aimed at start-ups, particularly for ‘angel investors’.

Now is the perfect time to make sure that you and your team are up to date with all the latest developments in this area.

This webinar brings you up to speed with the array of tax initiatives available to fast growth and innovative start-up businesses.

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What we cover

Ensure your fast growth and innovative start-up business clients don't miss out on the opportunities available to them.
  • The steps for determining whether funds raised through crowdfunding are subject to income tax
  • Tax issues for those contributing to a crowdfunding arrangement
  • How the GST rules apply to different crowdfunding models
  • Accessing the immediate deduction rules for start-up costs that are capital in nature
  • How to access the revised employee share scheme concessions for start-up companies
  • Opportunities for providing shares and rights to employees or investors on a tax deferred basis
  • How to qualify for the recent tax incentives for investments in innovation companies and venture capital limited partnerships
  • The latest changes to the R&D tax incentive rules and their impact on big and small businesses
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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, 30 April 2020

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

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  • $195 Individual access
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  • $235 Individual access
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