Itinerary and Program

Sunday 29 March 2020
AM Depart Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth for Singapore
PM Ground transfer and check in – Grand Park Orchard Hotel, 270 Orchard Road, Singapore
  Dinner at leisure (own cost)
Monday 30 March 2020
8:00am - 4:00pm Variety of day tours available to delegates and partners (optional and at own cost) 
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Welcome Reception – drinks and canapes (optional and at additional cost)

Venue - Skybar Hilton Hotel Singapore, 581 Orchard Road, Singapore

  Dinner at leisure (own cost)
Tuesday 31 March 2020
11:30am - 12:00pm
(Timing TBC)
Ground transfer to Singapore Port Terminal
12:00pm - 3:30pm Embarkation
4:30pm Depart Singapore on board ‘Quantum of the Seas’ – 4 night cruise 
5:00pm - 5:30pm

Welcome and Introduction - Conference Centre (Deck 13)

5:30pm - 7:00pm

Session 1

Tax Trivia
Please join our tax trivia host, the inimitable Peter Adams, in pitting your tax and general knowledge skills against fellow tax cruisers for a fun and rewarding learning experience.

7:30pm - 8:30pm Welcome Drinks
  Dinner at Leisure
Wednesday 1 April 2020
8:45am - 9:45am

Partner Meet and Greet

Give your partners an opportunity to meet other partners in the group and enjoy a complimentary drink on us!
Café @ TWO70 – Deck 5

8:45am - 9:15am Registration and Welcome to Day 2 
9:15am - 10:45am

Session 2

Heads-up: Tax Update
With the plethora of current and forthcoming tax changes, it is now more than ever necessary for tax practitioners to remain abreast of tax developments. This program provides comprehensive coverage of key changes and developments on the Australian taxation landscape.

10:45am - 11:05am Morning Tea
11:05am - 12:30pm

Session 3

FBT 2020: Key Developments
This intensive session provides practitioners with an in-depth update on the prevailing FBT laws, recent FBT changes and canvasses some key salary packaging strategies and options which is particularly relevant in light of recent ATO audit activity on the FBT front.

12:30pm - 12:40pm (Time Flexible) Interlude
12:40pm - 1:15pm

Session 3 cont.

FBT 2020: Key Developments
This intensive session provides practitioners with an in-depth update on the prevailing FBT laws, recent FBT changes and canvasses some key salary packaging strategies and options which is particularly relevant in light of recent ATO audit and reon 6 b- view activity on the FBT front.

1:15pm - 2:00pm Lunch (delegate's choice of restaurant)
2:00pm Arrive Penang
2:00pm - 8:00pm Shore Visit/Excursions – delegate’s choice (at own cost)
9:00pm Depart Penang
  Dinner at leisure
9:30pm Social Drinks - optional and at own cost
(venue TBA)
Thursday 2 April 2020
8:00am Arrive Phuket (tendered)
8:00am - 9:00pm  Full Day Shore Visit/Excursion – delegate’s choice (at own cost)
10:00pm Depart Phuket
  Dinner at leisure
Friday 3 April 2020
8:30am - 9:30am

Partner Meet Up

Café @ TWO70 – Deck 5

8:30am - 9:00am Welcome to Day 2 / Registration 8:30am
9:00am - 11:00am

Session 4

Taxation aspects of writing off or forgiving debts
This session explores the number of tax triggers that may potentially be activated when debts are written off or forgiven, including potential application of Division 7A, CGT and the commercial debt forgiveness rules.

11:00am - 11:20am  Morning Tea
11:20am - 12:45pm 

Session 5

Family Trusts: Pro's & Cons
This session provides a comprehensive coverage of the core requirements for effective creation and establishment of family trusts and also the tax advantages and potential disadvantages of family trusts.

12:40pm - 12:50pm (Time Flexible) Interlude
12:50pm - 1:30pm 

Session 6

Personal Services Income Battlefront
As the ATO ramps up its audit focus on PSI, it is opportune that this session will arm practitioners with detailed knowledge of the key mechanics as well as tips and traps relevant to the PSI regime.

1:30pm - 2:30pm Lunch - delegate's choice of restaurant
2:30pm - 4:00pm

Session 7

GST and Real Property Transactions
As the GST regime governing real property transactions continues to be fraught with complexity and uncertainty, this session provides comprehensive coverage of the core GST compliance requirements pertaining to real property transactions, including the recently introduced GST withholding regime.

  Dinner at leisure
TBA Farewell Party!
Saturday 4 April 2020
8:00am Arrive Singapore
From 9:00am  Disembark - Singapore Port
From 10:00am 

Transfers to Singapore International Airport for return flight to Australia or optional additional night/s accommodation in Singapore. Alternatively, why not spend this ½ day on an optional excursion?

From 6:00pm Depart Singapore to various Australian capital cities