Alan FitzGerald of PracticeConnections has been in specialist tax & accounting software for over 20 years and maintains a broad network of industry specialists locally and globally.
Tax Software Wars
Robyn Jacobson is the Senior Advocate at The Tax Institute. She is a Chartered Tax Adviser, Fellow of CA ANZ and CPA Australia, and Registered Tax Agent. Robyn regularly consults with the Treasury, ATO and professional bodies. Robyn has been recognised in a number of awards.
Kathy Evans is a partner at Findex in Albury and leads their specialist superannuation division. A popular speaker at SMSF conferences, Kathy is a SMSF Specialist Advisor focused on helping individuals and businesses meet their needs in the SMSF industry.
Bob Deutsch is the Senior Tax Counsel at The Tax Institute and taught tax over two decades at the UNSW as Professor in Taxation. A former Deputy President of the AAT, Bob is an ongoing contributor to the Thomson Reuters Australian Tax Handbook and a sought-after voice in the industry.
The Great Debate – Property vs Shares – Medicare Levy – Cum-Ex Scandal – International Tax Update – Federal COVID-19 Stimulus Package No. 1 – Property and Tax – COVID-19 Stimulus Bill – COVID-19 Stimulus Review
Peter Bobbin is a solicitor and senior principal of Argyle Lawyers, focusing on tax advice, tax litigation and succession as well as superannuation, trust and estate planning.
Gordon Mackenzie is a lawyer, superannuation tax specialist and senior lecturer in the School of Taxation & Business Law at UNSW with extensive experience in corporate tax and superannuation. A former President of Taxpayers Australia and Deputy Chair of the IFSA Tax Committee, Gordon is now a Director at ICAA and CPA.
A partner at BDO in Melbourne and a member of The Tax Institute’s Victorian Technical Committee, Dr Mark Pizzacalla has been a member of the Board of Taxation since 1 January 2015. With a PhD about the taxation of SMEs in Australia, Mark is one of the few tax practitioners whose work has been cited in Australia’s Parliament.
Daniel Butler is an SMSF lawyer, SMSF Advisor and CTA as well as director of DBA Lawyers in Melbourne. With over 30 years of experience in tax and superannuation, Daniel lectures at Melbourne University. A committee member at the ATO, The Tax Institute, CA ANZ and Law Institute of Victoria, Daniel presents and publishes extensively.
Meg Heffron is a director of Heffron SMSF Solutions and a sought after voice around technical SMSF issues. An actuary by training and a former principal at Mercer, Meg has over 25 years of SMSF experience. A popular presenter and columnist, Meg is a recognised leader in the SMSF industry.
Ron Lesh is the managing director of BGL Corporate. Ron joined BGL in 1989 and since then has led BGL through an amazing journey of growth and transformation. BGL currently holds a large share of the SMSF administration software market.
A leading SMSF author, commentator and presenter, Grant Abbott is the founder of Lightyear Docs and I love SMSF as well as the former co-founder and director of NowInfinity. Having played a major role in the SIS Bill 1993, Grant is the Chairman of the Australian SMSF Members Association and a popular presenter of cutting-edge SMSF strategies at industry conferences.
Geoff Stein is a lawyer and partner of Brown Wright Stein Lawyers in Sydney. With over 20 years of experience in commercial and tax law, Geoff advises clients on tax, commercial, trust, estate planning and wealth management and goes beyond the obvious legal process, to provide clients with advice that benefits their entire business.
Paul Mackenroth is a senior associate and trust lawyer at Cleary Hoare in Brisbane with a focus on trusts for asset protection and estate planning. A former detective with the Queensland Police, Paul is a popular presenter and public speaker at industry and client events.
Elements of a Trust – Duties of Trustees – Set Up a Discretionary Trust – Revocable Trusts – Trust Structure – Family Trusts Elections – Taxation of Trusts Div 6 ITAA36 – Trust Income Streaming – Pre-CGT Company Assets After Death – SMSF Trustee Discretion – Family Provision Claims – Declaring a Dividend
Michael Walpole is a professor and the Head of School at the School of Taxation and Business Law in the UNSW Business School. He is an International Research Fellow at Oxford University and in 2012 was a Visiting Professor at the OECD. Michael is a frequent presenter and has authored many articles, chapters and books on taxation.
Practice Management – Consolidation in the Accounting Industry – Insights of a Mentor – The Three Pillars of Growth – Team Structure – Ideal Team Structure – Marketing – How To Buy a Parcel of Fees – More About Buying Parcels of Fees – How To Find and Retain Great Staff – Why the Partnership Model Doesn’t Work – Pricing
Chris Evans is a Professor of Taxation at UNSW, an Extraordinary Professor at University of Pretoria as well as an International Research Fellow at Oxford and Exeter Universities. A former editor of Australian Tax Review and author of various tax publications, Chris has served on a number of governmental and professional body committees in Australia and overseas.