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Tax Yak – Episode 10: Adios 2018, Hello 2019 – A tax wrap

In this final episode of Tax Yak for 2018, host Robyn Jacobson yaks with TaxBanter director, Neil Jones, to wrap up the year of tax.

In what has been a particularly tumultuous year in Federal politics, Robyn and Neil discuss what has been achieved during 2018, what is still outstanding as we head into the Summer break, and what we can expect in the New Year with limited Parliamentary sitting days until the Federal Election.

Host: Robyn Jacobson

Guest: Neil Jones

Recorded: 17 December 2018 (pre-release of MYEFO)

Tax Yak – Episode 9: Tax Agents riding roughshod

There are plenty of stories about tax disputes with the ATO. Do tax agents always get it right when they handle tax disputes?

In episode 9 of Tax Yak, host Robyn Jacobson yaks with Arthur Athanasiou – partner at Thomson Geer, accredited tax law specialist, author, conference presenter and commentator on taxation – about his experience in handling tax disputes for tax agents and the ATO’s increased focus on tax agents.

Host: Robyn Jacobson

Guest: Arthur Athanasiou

Recorded: 29 November 2018

Tax Yak – Episode 8: Myth-busting Work-related expense claims

Our newest Tax Yak episode is now live! The most popular Banter Blog of all time covers work-related expenses, so we recorded an episode of Tax Yak for those of you interested in learning more about the topic. Listeners will get the insights of host Robyn Jacobson and special guest Jenny Daborn, both of whom are senior trainers here at TaxBanter.

Host: Robyn Jacobson

Guest: Jenny Daborn

Recorded: 3 December 2018

Tax Yak – Episode 7: Division 7A – Another round of changes

The tax profession and SME community have waited for more than 6 years for details of the Government’s proposed changes to Division 7A.

In this episode of Tax Yak, host Robyn Jacobson yaks with Arthur Athanasiou — Partner at Thomson Geer, accredited tax law specialist, author, conference presenter, and commentator on taxation — about the recently released Division 7A consultation paper.

They discuss the 10-year loan model, UPEs, the safe harbour rules, how breaches will be dealt with, and more. What are the surprises? What is missing? And where to from here?

Host: Robyn Jacobson

Guest: Arthur Athanasiou

Recorded: 19 October 2018

Tax Yak – Episode 6: The Superannuation Landscape

In this episode of Tax Yak, host Robyn Jacobson yaks with TaxBanter Director Neil Jones about the current superannuation landscape.

They discuss the environment post the 1 July 2017 reforms, unenacted legislative changes, proposed new policies and the future of superannuation.

Host: Robyn Jacobson

Guest: Neil Jones

Recorded: 19 October 2018

Tax Yak – Episode 5: Catching up on cases

In this episode of Tax Yak, host Robyn Jacobson yaks with Webb Martin Consulting Director Graeme Prowse about some recent cases.

They discuss the recent Full Federal Court decision in Aussiegolfa, which considered the operation of the in-house asset rules and the sole purpose test for a self managed fund which had an interest in a trust that held a property which housed the SMSF member’s daughter. So were they successful?

Then they consider the implications of the Full Federal Court’s decision in Sharpcan which considered yet again the revenue–capital dichotomy.

Finally, there continues to be uncertainty around the operation of s. 100A, and what is an ’ordinary family or commercial dealing’. Find out where this is at.

Host: Robyn Jacobson

Guest: Graeme Prowse

Recorded: 19 October 2018

Tax Yak – Episode 4: Payroll tax – the state of play

Raise the subject of payroll tax in a conversation with an employer and they will tell you it’s one of the most unpopular taxes in the country.

Host Robyn Jacobson yaks with TaxBanter and Webb Martin Consulting Director Michael Doran about why employers still need to pay close attention to their payroll tax obligations.

Michael explains how the harmonisation of payroll tax across the states and territories has improved things, and comments on the key issues that attract litigation. And the Tax Yak crew discuss the impact of Single Touch Payroll on payroll tax.

And find out why Michael is fond of payroll tax!

Host: Robyn Jacobson

Guest: Michael Doran

Recorded: 19 October 2018

Tax Yak – Episode 3: Company tax rates (some certainty at last)

Now that there is at least a bit of certainty on the corporate tax cuts, the Tax Yak crew are raring to yak about the new base rate entity rules! A topic that has been in limbo for a long time.

So what certainty do we have and what do the new rules mean for corporate taxpayers and their shareholders?

Host: Robyn Jacobson

Guest: Neil Jones

Recorded: 5 September 2018

Tax Yak – Episode 1: State of the nation

In this, our inaugural, episode of Tax Yak, what better place to start than the state of the nation tax-wise!

Host Robyn Jacobson yaks with TaxBanter Director Neil Jones about the Australian tax landscape – What’s coming? What might we see?

In this time of political unrest, we consider the Federal Opposition’s plan for the tax system and discuss the implications should they gain power at the next Election.

Host: Robyn Jacobson

Guest: Neil Jones

Recorded: 5 September 2018