Logan Office of Economic Development (LOED) has partnered with Griffith University Tax Clinic to present you with this workshop.
Commencing a business is difficult with many decisions required to be made. One of the first decisions that need to be made is what business structure to use. The business structure might as a sole trader, partnership, company or trust. This decision affects many legal relationships, as well as tax. This series of workshops will provide an overview of important tax considerations that people about to commence a business should consider.
About the workshop:
This workshop will consider how the business structures (whether a sole trader, partnership, company or trust) can influence who has the tax obligations, as well as the rate of tax. This workshop will explain:
- the basic premise of the different business structures
- how your business structure choice can affect income, deductions and tax rates, and
- how the business structure influences the relationship with workers (such as employees and contractors).
About the presenter:
Brett Freudenberg is a Professor – Taxation at Griffith University (Australia).
Brett is known for his research expertise in the tax law and policy issues facing private enterprises, as evidenced by his Fulbright Scholarship (2006) and over 90 refereed publications in leading Australian and international journals.
Brett is passionate about education being a transformative process, and his effectiveness as a teacher has been recognised through five national awards (including the award of two Australian Learning and Teaching Council citations: 2008 & 2011).
Dr Melissa Belle
Dr Melissa Belle Isle is a lecturer in taxation law. Melissa’s research focuses on Australian small business cash flow concerns due to taxation and owner literacy.
Melissa is also passionate about improving the tax literacy of Australians and regularly delivers learning opportunities to community groups to assist with increases in literacy. Melissa is co-director of the Griffith Tax Clinic.
The Griffith Tax Clinic provides a free tax advisory service to unrepresented taxpayers and allows Griffith students to further their skills to be work ready once completing their studies.
Check-in: Please check in at Information Desk at entry.