Tax 101 - Business Structures


A guide to structuring a new business and the taxation implications. 

This webinar, the sixth in our back to basics series looks at the issues surrounding the structuring of a small business, with a particular emphasis on those setting up a new business from scratch.

Using practical examples, case studies, sample calculations and clear language, we will explore the ways in which a business can be structured, highlighting the advantages and disadvantages of each, the tax implications of each and how it is possible to tax effectively move from one structure to another:
• Tax breaks on setting up a new business
• Setting up as a sole trader
• Setting up a company
• Forming a partnership
• Using a trust
• Hybrid structures
• Tax implications of each structure for business and owner
• Tax effectively moving from one structure to another – restructure rollover and other tax breaks

Webinar Learning Outcomes:
Attendees will gain a high-level understanding of how new businesses can be structured and mature businesses restructured in a tax effective way, including a guide to the various commonly used structures. The webinar will highlights the tips, traps and practical planning points that can add real value to a client conversation looking at how best to structure new or existing businesses.

Suited to:
This series of introductory webinars is ideal for those starting a career in tax who wish to understand the fundamentals of the Australian tax system. It is also ideal for accountants in non-tax roles who want a high level overview of how the tax system works, as well as other professionals who might need to understand how tax could impact their clients, such as financial planners and legal professionals.

Presenter Bio: 
Since 2015, Mark Chapman has been Director of Tax Communications with H&R Block Australia. He writes regularly on tax issues for numerous media outlets and presents on topical tax topics at seminars and other events. He broadcasts frequently on radio and television and writes a regular column for Money Magazine and Yahoo7 Finance.  As a tax practitioner in the UK, he occupied a number of senior positions before moving to Australia in 2007 to join the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) as a senior director. Mark is also the author of Life and Taxes: A Look At Life Through Tax published by Wolters Kluwer, CCH Australia.

Mark has over 25 year’s experience as a tax professional in both the UK and Australia, specialising in tax for small business and individuals. He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, a fellow of CPA Australia and a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation. He holds a Masters of Taxation Law with the University of New South Wales.

You will be provided with: 
• PowerPoint Presentation slide deck 
• Any Supporting Documentation 
• Webinar Recording to view multiple times for up to 6 months 
• An opportunity to ask questions to the presenter


Date of Original Broadcast

20 August 2019

  • Webinar Recording
    • PD hours: 1
    Stream this recording multiple times at your convenience.
    • $180.00 incl. GST

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