Live Webinar: The Margin Scheme: Dodging the Traps and Hazards


Date:  Monday 11th February 2019 – Online:
Vic, NSW, ACT, Tas:  2.30pm to 4pm 
SA: 2pm to 3.30pm  WA: 11.30am to 1pm 
NT: 1pm to 2.30pm  Qld: 1.30pm to 3pm

Margin schemes continue to be a key element of many property developments. However, the complexity of Division 75 continues to catch advisers and developers off guard. This session examines a range of margin scheme scenarios which can lead taxpayers astray, including:

  • Apportionment in mixed developments (for example, a farm with main residence or cottage that is leased out)
  • Amalgamated land – what happens when you acquire multiple blocks with different margin scheme consequences?
  • Acquisition of land through a deceased estate
  • The effect of non-monetary consideration (for example, an agreement with government to provide social housing as part of a large-scale development)
  • Working through a look through scenario where actual facts are not known
  • Refund when margin scheme misapplied:
    • can you obtain refund without refunding to purchaser?
    • what is the impact of having claimed input tax credits?
  • Increasing adjustments under section 75-22 (McEwans Australia Pty Ltd v Brisbane City Council [2016] QDC 347)

David Marks QC, Queensland Bar, Brisbane

David Marks is an Australian commercial barrister, specialising in tax.

He has a traditional Chancery practice - tax advice, tax appeals, companies, trusts, equity, insolvency, property and estates.

He appears and advises in corporate, commercial, professional negligence, and administrative law matters.

David is active in his professional associations, quietly doing committee work, usually of a tax-technical nature.


This webinar is suitable for accountants and lawyers advising on GST and lawyers practising in property law – Australia wide. This webinar is for practitioners with some knowledge in this area and looking to improve their knowledge.


Live webinar delegates will receive a CPD certificate for attendance at this webinar.  Accountants can claim up to 1.5 CPD/Training hours.  Lawyers can claim up to 1.5 CPD units/points – substantive law.  This webinar has been designed to run for 1.5 hours, however, webinar lengths can vary depending on the level of questions and discussion, and the minimum length of the webinar is 1 hour.

If you need assistance or have an enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact our Webinar Coordinator, Lisa Tran on (03) 8601 7709 or email:

Attending a TEN webinar couldn’t be easier. Basically it’s just like attending a seminar except that you don’t have to leave the comfort of your office or home. You just need to be available at the appointed date and time with your computer and internet connection.

Once you’ve registered for the webinar, we send you a link so that you can login to the webinar from your computer. The speaker delivers the session from their computer in real time. Just like a live seminar, you can ask questions of the speaker. You simply type your question into the question box and the speaker responds to it during question time.
At the end of the webinar session we send you a certificate to confirm your attendance and the number of CPD hours you earned.

You will need a computer with sound, an internet connection and earphones if you need to participate in the webinar in an open office environment (so you don’t disrupt those around you).

Product Code: RBHFEB19
 Price:   $264.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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