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Tax Conference 2017

Tax Conference 2017
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From the Chair

I warmly invite you to join us at the 2017 NZLS CLE Tax Conference to be held on 21 September 2017 at The Langham, Auckland, and by Live Web Stream.

As with previous conferences, this year’s programme features a line-up of excellent speakers, with presentations and detailed technical papers on topical issues that are of relevance to both tax practitioners and anyone with an interest in tax.

We are delighted to have as our keynote speaker The Honourable Justice Tony Pagone of the Federal Court of Australia. Justice Pagone has heard many tax cases during his long and distinguished career and recently delivered the lead judgment in the high profile Chevron case. His Honour will speak on various aspects of how tax cases are decided from his perspective as a tax judge at first instance and on appeal. We thank His Honour for travelling to New Zealand to share with us his valuable insights and look forward to his address.

There have been several important developments in tax over the last 12 months, which is reflected in the topics covered by this year’s programme. As New Zealand’s implementation of the OECD’s measures to counteract base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) takes shape, it is timely for an in-depth discussion on how New Zealand’s response to BEPS will affect corporate taxpayers and the important issues that arise. Other areas of significant change include the taxation of employee share schemes and the implementation of the Common Reporting Standard for automatic exchange of financial account information. There have also been developments in GST which will be of interest.

The programme rounds off with a more technical session on valuation issues in business asset sales and a discussion of dividend stripping issues in restructuring transactions from both Inland Revenue and taxpayer perspectives.

There is something for everyone in the programme and it promises to be a most informative and enjoyable day.

I hope to see you there.

Chair: Vivian Cheng

Learning objectives

In this Conference you will:

  • Receive detailed analysis on topical tax developments.
  • Have problematic tax issues explained.
  • Be updated on recent case law and possible legislative changes.

Programme Outline

Download the conference brochure for a full outline of each session
  • New Zealand's Response to Base Erosion & Profit Sharing
  • Keynote Speaker - Deciding Tax Cases
  • GST on the Front Lines - developments you should know about
  • Valuation Issues in Business Asset Sales
  • Economics Trumps Legal Form? New rules for employee share scheme arrangements 
  • The Common Reporting Standard - what lawyers need to know
  • Dividend Avoidance

Live Web Stream

This conference is available via live web stream, direct to your computer. Click here to find out more about web streaming.
Please note: Live Web Stream registrations close 3pm 20 September 2017.
The most popular breakout session options will be live streamed

Fee (incl GST)


Earlybird - by 22 August 2017
  • $780 - NZLS members and Associate members
  • ​$840 - Non-members

Registration after 22 August 2017

  • $830 - NZLS members and Associate members
  • $890 - Non-members

Live Web Stream

Earlybird - by 22 August 2017
  • $760

Registration after 22 August 2017

  • $810

Do you want to register more than one person for this course? Click here

Download full brochure and a registration form here.
Auckland 21 September
Live Web Stream 21 September
I can't attend, but please let me know when the book is available to purchase.

Cancellation and refund policy

Please note: Minimum and maximum numbers apply. Registrations will be accepted on a first-come/first-served basis. Registrations close 10 working days before the presentation date (the closing date). NZLS CLE Ltd reserves the right to cancel any session that does not reach the budgeted minimum number of registrations. This decision will be made on the closing date and a full refund will be made to each registrant of the cancelled session. If you cancel your registration before the closing date, a refund will be made, less a $200 administration fee. After the closing date, there will be no refund. You may transfer your registration to another person until five working days before the presentation. Please advise NZLS CLE Ltd in writing of the change.

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