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The great compliance time-bomb

Publication date: 01 Jun 04 | Source: NATIONAL ACCOUNTANT

Issue: Vol 20, no 3

Pages: pp. 18-20

Abstract:
A major tax issue of the financial year 2003-04 was the shift in the ATO from educator to compliance auditor. This has caused problems within the accounting profession, as accountants and tax agents are faced with a huge increase in compliance work.

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Peter Murray CTA-Life
Photo of author, Peter MURRAY Peter is the leader of the firm’s Tax Division. Peter was previously a Senior Tax Partner at KPMG, with 30 years’ service. Peter specialises in tax issues impacting listed and privately owned corporate groups and managing tax disputes. His specific areas of specialisation include corporate group reorganisations, mergers and acquisition, including domestic, inbound and outbound investment, thin captalisation and debt/equity, capital/revenue characterisation, tax consolidation, repatriation of profits, trusts, application of the general anti-avoidance rules (GAAR), and tax risk management and dispute resolution. More recently Peter has been advising on the tax implications of investing in cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings. Peter has been listed in The Best Lawyers in Australia in tax law every year since 2013. He is also a recommended tax lawyer in Australia and a leading tax lawyer in Victoria in Doyle's Guide to the Legal Profession. He is a Life Member (CTA) of The Tax Institute, Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand and Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Peter is currently a member of the ATO General Anti Avoidance Rule (GAAR) Panel and a past President of The Tax Institute. (Kathy updated for Tax and Innovation Day) - Current at 24 August 2018
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