13th Annual Australian Budget Review Seminar
We Are Pleased To Invite You To This Important Free Seminar
The Turnbull government has been focused on jobs and growth in their recent budgets, as their main weapon to reduce the Federal Deficit.
In a difficult year marred by the Citizenship Saga which had many Senators and Members of Parliament disqualified from office, it remains a difficult task to have policies passed through as legislation. This coupled with poor showing in the opinion polls has Prime Minister Turnbull under pressure to improve on the financial front.
The Australian economy has continued to perform well despite the confusion, largely due to strong foreign investment and a construction boom in NSW and Victoria. This has kept housing affordability at the front of the conversation and last years announcement to remove the Capital Gains Tax Free status for an expatriates former principal residence remains a major issue of concern.
With interest rates remaining low, a Bank Royal Commission and a senate ready to block legislation without negotiation, Australia remains an interesting political and economic environment.
The 2018 Budget will be a strong guide into the effectiveness of the current Governments fiscal prudence and needs to find a way to encourage further economic expansion while protecting the general population. It could be the last opportunity for Prime Minister Turnbull to silence his critics through performance.
Join us at this FREE seminar to discover:
- What new initiatives are announced in the 2018 Budget;
- All the important changes to the taxation system;
- The progress of changes to the capital gains tax exemption for expats former principal residences;
- The impact of any changes on Australian property investors and expatriates;
- How the Australian property markets may react; and
- Changes to Australian lending conditions.
About the speaker
Steve Douglas is the co-founder and Managing Director of Australasian Taxation Services (ATS) and Chairman of SMATS Group. He is a Chartered Tax Advisor, Fellow of the Taxation Institute of Australia and a Registered Tax Agent.
This is the 13th year in succession that Steve has presented this seminar around the globe, which provides a unique perspective of the current and historical aspects of the Budget and its influence on individuals and markets.
Steve is the author of ‘The Aussie Expat – The Luckiest Person on Earth’, the only concise reference book for expatriate tax planning and financial management which has sold more than 10,000 copies.
In 2005 he founded aussieproperty.com, the leading independent source of information and services for investors of Australia property, with over 10,000 members.
Steve Douglas was awarded the Singapore Finder Expatpreneur Award in 2017, the Qantas Entrepreneur Award 2010 by AustCham Singapore and in was identified as one of the leading 50 Australians in Asia and invited to attend the Asia 50 Summit by Advance 2009.
Thursday 10th May
Venue Details: The Westin Grande Sukhumvit, 259 Sukhumvit 19, Sukhumvit Rd, BangkokPhone: +65 6293 3858