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Goods and services tax–Practical issues paper

Published on 10 Oct 08 by VICTORIAN DIVISION, THE TAX INSTITUTE

This paper covers how well the GST legislation, ATO Rulings Program and the Courts are dealing with the realities and technicalities of:

  • supplies of residential property - a working example
  • going concerns - a working example
  • the high level GST implications and issues arising in respect of everyday issues such as exports, insolvency, tough economic conditions, time limitations, year end and other "adjustments", and dispute resolution.

Author profiles

Kenneth Fehily CTA
Ken Fehily, CTA, is a GST expert with over 30 years experience in resolving difficult, uncertain and complex indirect tax issues. After 20 years as a senior partner at both PwC and Andersen, Ken founded independent consultancy Fehily Advisory Pty Ltd in 2010, to dedicate himself to achieving prompt and definitive outcomes for clients and advisers facing GST issues or disputes with the ATO. He advises, represents and negotiates on behalf of business owners, investors, CEOs and CFOs across a wide range of matters, including real property, tax audits and tax audit insurance, cross-border transactions, deals and structuring, procedural mistakes, ATO refunds and financier obligations. Ken was one of the architects of the GST, having assisted the federal Treasurer’s Committee in the writing of the GST laws, and as a member of the ATO’s Public Rulings Panel for eight years. He continues to consult with the ATO and federal Treasury on current and emerging GST issues, ATO administrative practices and legislative changes, and he serves as an external member of the ATO’s GST Stewardship Group. - Current at 31 October 2019
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Terrence Murphy QC, CTA
Terry has focused on advising and appearing for taxpayer and revenue authorities in the Federal Court and High Court and in alternative dispute resolution for over 30 years. He was appointed to be the Special Counsel to the Australian Taxation Office from 2008 to 2010, is a member of Taxation Subcommittee of the Law Council, Chair of the Tax Group Advisory Board, and a Senior Fellow of the University of Melbourne Law School. - Current at 05 November 2019
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