Seattle: Down Under Comes Up Tops

Advance partner Specialist Mortgage and Australasian Tax Services [SMATS] is pleased to invite you to a special free seminar to mark Steve Douglas' 25th anniversary as an Australian Tax Advisor: Down Under Comes Up Tops - Why Australian Property Leads the World in Safety and Returns.
Tuesday 10 November @ 6.30pm
*Registration starts @ 6pm
Sheraton Seattle Hotel
1400 Sixth Ave.
Seattle WA
RSVP REQUIRED:   Register Now!

The recent Global Financial Crisis has affected all of us in one way or another, yet the Australian property market proved its strength and resilience by having had the least negative impact from all the international financial chaos and being first to emerge with positive signs.

Join us at this free seminar to find out:

• Why Australian property markets fared so well during the financial crisis. 
• What is driving the continued growth in Australian property prices.
• Why Australian markets maintain sustainable long term growth opportunities for investors.
• How to maximise the legal taxation opportunities to achieve a tax free property investment.
• What social and financial trends will continue to positively influence the Australian property markets into the future.
About the Presenter:

Mr Steve Douglas is the co-founder and Managing Director of Australasian Taxation Services (ATS) and Chairman of SMATS Group.
2009 marks his 25th year as an Australian Taxation Accountant and this seminar will bring all of these years of experience together to provide a unique insight into the opportunities on offer when investing in Australian Property.
SMATS Group is the leading provider of support services to Australian property investors based abroad, assisting them to obtain finance for their acquisitions and ensuring they remain compliant with their Australian tax obligations.
Steve wrote the book "The Australian Expat - The Luckiest Person on Earth" which is the only concise reference for expatriate tax planning and financial management.

In 2005 Steve founded as which has become the leading independent source of information for overseas based Australian property investors. A Not for Profit enterprise, has over 7,000 signed in members and welcomes over 20,000 unique visitors to the site each month as they seek to keep up to date with events affecting their Australian property holdings.

He began his career with Ernst & Young in 1984 and established a private taxation practise in 1988 specialising in small business taxation and management. In 1995 he established Australasian Taxation Services, originally in Singapore, which remains the only dedicated Australian Taxation Firm specialising in expatriates, intended migrants and offshore based investors.

In 2009 he was recognised as one of the leading 50 Australians in Asia and invited to attend the Asia 50 Summit by Advance.

He is a Fellow of the Taxation Institute of Australia and a Registered Tax Agent.


Tue, Nov. 10, 2009
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central