Tax & Rental Properties Web Series

How to minimise risk & maximise client outcomes

22 November & 3 December 2019

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The latest changes impacting on property investors
Key ATO risk areas for rental property owners
Ensure clients don’t miss out on deductions

Over the last couple of years the Government has introduced some major changes which impact on the tax position of property owners and investors.


The ATO has also raised concerns about the accuracy of tax returns lodged by rental property owners and has indicated that more reviews and audits will be conducted.

In this series, we take a closer look at the practical implications of the changes that apply specifically to property owners and investors. While some of the changes appear to be relatively straight forward on the surface, dig a bit deeper and the rules can become very complex very quickly.  We also look at the key risk areas identified by the ATO in relation to rental property owners and what clients need to do to comply with the tax rules and stay under the ATO radar, without missing out on any deductions that they are entitled to.

This is the perfect opportunity for you and your team to come up to speed with the latest developments and ensure that you are able to provide accurate and valuable advice to clients who might be impacted by these changes.


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What the web series covers

Webinar 1

Friday 22 November


  • Who can and cannot claim a deduction for travel expenses relating to rental properties under the new rules
  • What the recent changes to the depreciation rules really mean in practice and how to identify clients and assets that are affected
  • Changes to the deduction rules for interest on vacant land
  • How to determine whether clients are carrying on a business of renting properties and what difference this might make

Webinar 2

Tuesday 3 December

  • How to prove to the ATO that a property is genuinely available for rent
  • Dealing with repairs costs and how to determine whether they are capital or revenue in nature
  • Common problems areas when it comes to interest expenses
  • Managing tax issues relating to foreign properties
  • Tax issues when renting a property through Airbnb or similar platforms
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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

Friday 22 November & Tuesday 3 December 2019

12:00pm - 1:15pm AEDT in ACT, NSW, TAS & VIC
11:30am SA | 11:00am QLD | 10:30am NT | 9:00am WA



2 webinar series
  • $330 Individual access
  • $595 Office access*
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2 webinar series
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  • $665 Office access*
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*The office rate applies per office location (maximum 10 participants 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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