2020 Sydney Tax Discussion Group

2020 Sydney Tax Discussion Group
Due to COVID-19, we are cancelling all face-to-face trainings. For discussion group participants, we are running an online session until further notice.

We also welcome new participant to register for the next individual session and join our online discussion group. This is a good opportunity to try it out and see if it suits your needs.

It is a forum for Australian tax professionals who recognise the value of sharing tax knowledge and experience with their cohort. This monthly group is hosted at Karstens, 111 Harrington Street, The Rocks, Sydney.

The benefits of attending one of our discussion groups:

  • Secure valuable hours of CPD*: Each session runs for two hours. Tax sessions run once a month for 11 months during the year. Sessions are held in the evenings so there's no disruption to your work day.
  • Tax made simple: Our interactive sessions are facilitated by experienced tax professionals who will guide and explain the application of the law clearly and concisely. Questions, debate and engaged conversation are highly encouraged.
  • Catch up with your peers: The sessions are a perfect forum for catching up and networking with your peers.
  • Sound out a client issue: Do you have a worrying client conundrum? The sessions provide an interactive way to discuss and tackle various topics.
What's new in 2020
As part of our commitment to provide you with the best training materials, we have updated and improved your discussion group notes. Starting February 2020, you will receive a comprehensive set of notes supplemented with tables, charts and diagrams. 

 Member   Non-Member 
Remaining Eight Sessions $667.2 $924.8
Single Session $109 $151


  • Thursday, 6 February @ 6.00pm - 8.00pm AEST
  • Thursday, 5 March @ 6.00pm - 8.00pm AEST
  • Thursday, 2 April @ 6.00pm - 8.00pm AEST
  • Thursday, 7 May @ 6.00pm - 8.00pm AEST
  • Thursday, 4 June @ 6.00pm - 8.00pm AEST
  • Thursday, 2 July @ 6.00pm - 8.00pm AEST
  • Thursday, 6 August @ 6.00pm - 8.00pm AEST
  • Thursday, 3 September @ 6.00pm - 8.00pm AEST
  • Thursday, 8 October @ 6.00pm - 8.00pm AEDST
  • Thursday, 5 November @ 6.00pm - 8.00pm AEDST
  • Thursday, 3 December @ 6.00pm - 8.00pm AEDST

Presented by: 


Pulin Desai, Tax Associate Director, BDO Australia
With over thirteen years' experience and as an associate director in the BDO Tax team in Sydney, Pulin provides tax consulting, international tax structuring and advisory services to a range of public and small businesses. Pulin is an expert in the areas of small business CGT concession, capital gains tax, equity incentive plans and corporate tax planning and compliance.

Chris Balalovski, Partner, BDO Australia 
With a career spanning more than 30 years, Chris is providing complex commercial as well as legal advice to a broad spectrum of high net wealth individuals and their associated entities. As a Taxation and Superannuation Law specialist, Chris provides high-level accounting and taxation compliance services as well as strategic legal and commercial advice on matters including acquisition, holding and disposal of various assets, derivation of income and incurring of expenses.

If you are a new user, please create an account to register. Alternatively, call 03 8851 4555. 

6/02/2020 - 3/12/2020
111 Harrington Street
The Rocks
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia

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