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Anti-Avoidance Provisions and the Tax Office


Topics covered in this convention paper include:
- Analysis of the current interpretation of Part IVA, including the new definition of tax benefit
- A practical guide to assessing anti-avoidance issues in planning with tax reform
- The group reorganisation - can complying with tax legislation itself create unsuspected anti-avoidance problems?

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Justice Gaetano Pagone
Tony has returned to practice as a barrister after retiring from the Federal Court of Australia where he had been the national co-ordinating judge of the Taxation National Practice Area. Before his appointment to the Federal Court he was a judge of the trial division of the Supreme Court of Victoria and had been the judge in charge of the Commercial Court of that Court. He graduated from Monash University in 1979 with a Bachelor of Laws and from Cambridge University with a Master of Laws in 1983. In 2014 he was awarded an LLD from the University of Melbourne for his research and published work on anti-tax avoidance provisions. He was admitted in Victoria as a legal practitioner in 1980, signed the roll of counsel in 1985, and was appointed Queen’s Counsel for Victoria in 1996. He practised widely in taxation law, commercial law, administrative law, constitution law, public and human rights law during his career at the Bar. He was also Special Counsel to the Australian Taxation Office between 2002 and 2004. He is a professorial fellow of the Melbourne Law School and lectures in several post-graduate courses at the Melbourne Law School and from time to time in the Law Faculty at Monash University. He is the President of the International Association of Judges and had been on the board of the International Association of Tax Judges. - Current at 31 October 2019
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Tax Reform Update: Establishing our Current Position

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Anti Avoidance and the Tax Office

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Anti-Avoidance and the Tax Office

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Author(s):  Arlene MACDONALD

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Tax Reform - Where are we?

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