Our two day program will provide you with comprehensive updates as Peter Adams delves into the current and forthcoming developments on the Australian taxation landscape and what it means for you and your clients.

Please note that the detailed program will be available in March 2018

Social Functions & Partner Excursions

TSS Earnslaw Return Cruise & Walter Peak High Dinner - Thursday 24 May 2018

After a full day, relax and come on-board a vintage steamship and be captivated by spectacular alpine scenery on your way to Walter Peak High Country Farm for networking, dinner and entertainment (included in the two Day Registration Ticket).

Further information can be found here

Guests are welcome to attend the social events. Information regarding tickets can be found on fees and booking page.

  • Staying on in NZ? Take a look at our guide to activities, restaurants and transport in Queenstown SOCIAL ACTIVITIES.


Pre-Conference - Wednesday 23 May 2018
Evening Welcome Drinks in Mackenzies Bar

Day 1 - Thursday 24 May 2018

The full day features the following sessions presented by Peter Adams, includes catering and refreshments; 


Introduction and Welcome

Session 1 

Federal Budget Update - Winner & Losers

Canvassing key taxation elements of the May 2018 Federal Budget and its potential impacts for tax practitioners and their clients

Session 2

Tax Update - Constant state of flux

Overview of income tax and CGT developments on the Australian taxation landscape over the last six months, including legislative changes, court judgements and ATO Rulings, and the specific tax implications that these developments hold for taxpayers

Session 3

FBT 2018

FBT audit activity by the ATO is reaching feverish peak within the SME sector and this session canvasses the key ATO focus areas within the FBT compliance regime and some of the tips and traps that practitioners should be cognisant of.

Day 2 - Friday 25 May 2018

Peter Adams concludes the 2018 New Zealand Tax Retreat, featuring two morning sessions the program will conclude at midday. 

Welcome to Day 2

Session 1

GST - On the brink of Adulthood 

This session explores the prevailing GST hot issues and developments, some of which are 18 years in the making and some others that have reared its collective heads more recently. Either way it is absolutely imperative for practitioners to remain abreast of the scope, impact and ATO audit focus of these complex GST issues.

Session 2

SBE CGT Concession - Finding the treasure

Mapping the route for successful exploration and unearthing of the small business CGT concession treasures

Please note Day 2 closes at 12.30pm.