Tax Implications of Out of Court Settlements and Insurance Claims 2017 (On Demand)


Overlooking the tax implications when settling a dispute or insurance claim can leave a party “out of pocket”.

This webinar considers the GST and income tax implications of out of court settlements and insurance claims, including:

  • whether the settlement proceeds are subject to GST and/or income tax; 
  • timing, apportionment and deductibility issues; and 
  • structuring settlements to minimise adverse tax implications. 

Case studies will be used to illustrate these tax issues.


You will:

  • Understand the key principles to determine whether (and to what extent) out of court settlements and insurance claims are subject to income tax;
  • Know when out of court settlements will have GST implications, along with the special rules that apply to insurance payments;
  • Understand when GST and income tax needs to be accounted for, and whether related expenses are deductible;
  • Learn how to structure settlements to minimise adverse tax implications.


Accountants, lawyers and others who advise clients on disputes, claims and insurance matters.


2 November 2017


Stephen Tomlinson, Partner, Tomlinson Law

1.25 CPD hours

  • On Demand Event
    Complete online in your own time (Self-paced)
    • $180.00 excl. GST

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