Live Webinar: CGT Withholding Obligations for Non Resident Investors of Property


Date:   Thursday 23rd May 2019 – Online:
Vic, NSW, Qld, ACT, Tas: 3pm to 4.30pm  
SA & NT 2.30pm to 4pm 
WA 1pm to 2.30pm

The 2017 changes to the CGT withholding regime for non-residents mean that a 12.5% withholding rate now applies to disposals over $750,000. As a result, these provisions impact on a much wider range of clients and present a bigger immediate tax burden. This session explores the practical issues that need to be dealt with when CGT withholding applies, including:

  • Who is a non-resident?

  • Trusts with non-resident beneficiaries

  • To what transactions is withholding tax applicable?

  • The financial threshold

  • Special transactions:

    • internal transfers

    • deceased estates

  • Clearance certificates

  • Administrative and compliance issues: obtaining a TFN, lodging a return, timing of refund and the cash flow impact.

  • Making a variation request:

    • who can make the application?

    • interaction with main residence CGT changes

    • practical guidance on documentation required

  • Is interest payable by the ATO on overpayment of CGT withholding tax?

Our presenter

Murray Shume, Senior Associate, Cooper Grace Ward, Brisbane

Murray is a Senior Associate in Cooper Grace Ward’s commercial group specialising in tax disputes and advice.

Murray provides advice on a broad range of income tax and indirect tax issues. He regularly provides income tax, duty and GST advice to clients at all stages of land subdivision and development.

This includes providing advice to clients in relation to the income/capital distinction and in drafting private ruling applications in relation to both the income tax and GST issues that arise during developments and subdivisions.

He also has significant expertise in resolving tax disputes in areas such as: international tax and residency issues; employee share schemes; non-commercial losses; GST; and payroll tax.

Prior to joining Cooper Grace Ward, Murray spent four years working in the Australian Taxation Office. This experience provides Murray with a unique perspective when dealing with ATO.


This webinar is suitable for accountants and lawyers advising in taxation matters – 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: RBOMAY19
 Price:   $264.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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