Live Webinar: Streaming Franked Dividends through Trusts after the High Court Decision in Thomas


*Please note the updated date and time

Date:  Tuesday 28th August 2018 – Online:

Vic, NSW, Qld, ACT, Tas: 3pm to 4pm

SA & NT 2.30pm to 3.30pm

WA 1pm to 2pm


The High Court has handed down its decision in Thomas’ case, the first time the High Court has spoken on the subject of streaming franked dividends through trusts.  This webinar is designed to bring you up to date on the decision and explain its implications for dividend streaming through trusts:

  • How Division 207 works – a refresher
  • Why the decision in Thomas is important
  • What Thomas is all about:
    • the “birfurcation” of franked dividends and their associated franking credits
    • why it doesn’t work
    • the Qld Supreme Court orders and why they were significant
    • why the Federal Court was bound by the decision of the Queensland Supreme Court
    • why the High Court disagreed
    • Thomas: the practical outcome for the taxpayer
  • The High Court decision in practice:
    • what the High Court said about Division 207
    • has it changed anything?
    • avoiding the traps in distribution resolutions
  • Worked examples of streaming franked dividends – resolutions and dividend flows
Our presenter

George Kolliou, Director, AG Tax Lawyers, Melbourne

George Kolliou, formerly principal of Kolliou Tax Lawyers, has worked in the taxation field for over 30 years, firstly as an accountant and then as a lawyer. George's special area of interest is the intersection of taxation and trust law particularly in the SME context.

George's aim is to provide sound and practical tax advice to lawyers, accountants, financial planners and their clients. His practice areas include income tax, CGT, GST, stamp duty, land tax and payroll tax, in both advisory and dispute resolution matters.

Some of George's professional highlights include:

  • Instructing in the first GST case to go to the High Court of Australia;
  • Successfully representing taxpayers in disputes with the ATO and the State Revenue Office;
  • Advising on complex CGT Concessions where the advice stood up to ATO scrutiny.

George regularly presents at tax conferences on SME taxation issues and writes for various professional journals. He has also co-authored the Australian Trusts Tax Handbook published by Thomson Reuters.


This webinar is suitable for accountants advising in taxation matters – Australia wide. This is an update webinar on recent developments in this area.


Live webinar delegates will receive a CPD certificate for attendance at this webinar.  Accountants can claim up to 1 CPD/Training hour.  This webinar has been designed to run for 1 hour, however, webinar lengths can vary depending on the level of questions and discussion.

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Product Code: RBUAUG18
 Price:   $253.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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