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ATO can go "Firth" and multiply

Publication date: 01 Jul 03 | Source: AUSTRALIAN CPA

Pages: pp. 67-68

Abstract:
The court's ruling on the Firth case has got up the tax office's nose. In retaliation it would now appear that the tax commissioner has asked treasury to move the goalposts in a shift designed to frustrate accountants.

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Andrew O'Bryan CTA
Andrew is a Partner at Hall & Wilcox Lawyers and provides advice on the application of a wide range of taxation. He has substantial knowledge of taxation and commercial practice and advises his clients on income tax, capital gains tax, tax audits and reviews, fringe benefits tax, business structuring and transactions, liquidations and reconstructions, superannuation, retirement planning, business succession, estate planning, and philanthropy. Andrew advises accounting and legal firms on their clients’ affairs. He also draws clients from industry, commerce and high-net-worth private family groups. One of his main interests is advising private business owners on the transition of management and control of family businesses to the next generation. Andrew has been recognised in the The Best Lawyers in Australia in Tax Law every year since 2014 and is a leading tax lawyer in Victoria in Doyle's Guide to the Australian Legal Profession. - Current at 12 November 2019
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Michael Parker CTA
Photo of author, Michael PARKER Michael Parker, CTA, is a Partner in the Taxation section of Hall & Wilcox Lawyers. His practice focuses on tax disputes, domestic income tax issues, including CGT and Div 7A, business sales, acquisitions and restructures and GST. Michael has extensive experience handling a broad range of taxpayer disputes, including disputes concerning the small business CGT concessions, having acted for the taxpayers in White v FCT [2009] FCA 880, White v FCT [2012] FCA 109 and Altnot v FCT [2013] AATA 140, among other cases. Michael regularly consults to the Board of Taxation and Treasury, including in respect of Div 7A, small business impediments and the small business CGT concessions. He is a regular presenter for The Tax Institute. - Current at 31 October 2019
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