Ahead of the Federal Budget 2016, GST is at the forefront of the Federal and State government’s mind, from the thorny question of the GST on overseas items bought over the internet, to GST & digital supplies, and GST and retirement villages.

These will be among the issues discussed at the UNSW Business School 2015 GST Conference. Now in its 28th year, it promises once again to be an interesting and informative event.

Professor Michael Walpole, the Deputy Head of the School of Tax and Business Law (incorporating ATAX) says “the GST conference is one of the premier events on the GST calendar every year. It brings together a unique mix of GST practitioners from the corporate world and professional practice, to confer with one another and key decision makers.”

Lecturer Kathrin Bain from the UNSW Business School will present a paper on “GST and low-value imports”, an issue the government has addressed by planning to abandon the GST free threshold for items under $1000 bought by Australians from overseas. 

The keynote speaker is Professor Robert Deutsch, Deputy President of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT). 

Professor Walpole says “Deputy President Deutsch is one of the AAT members who has determined many important GST issues, including the factually demanding matter of A.P. Group Limited and Commissioner of Taxation.”

Other papers and presentations will cover the full spread of current GST issues ranging from important technical issues associated with real property; the new world of collaborative consumption like Uber; Airbnb; etc. as well as reforms to GST and digital supplies; low value imports and changes to GST private rulings. 

Speakers are leaders in their field and topics include GST and the courts, property & trusts, risk management, and Government agencies. 

For further details contact Michael Walpole on 02 9385 9526

    Date: Thursday 28 Apr 2015, 9am - Friday 29 Apr 2015, 5pm 

    Location: Brisbane Hilton, 190 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane

Further information available at Atax 28th GST Conference