Published on 13 Mar 09
by NATIONAL DIVISION, THE TAX INSTITUTE
GST and property matters are always contentious, often complicated, and increasingly litigated. Gina Lazanas and Andrew Sommer have been at the forefront of these issues for a number of years. This paper covers:
- the (ongoing) margin scheme debacle
- the residential/commercial residential premises divide
- retirement villages and aged care
- partitions and in-specie distributions
- Division 129 adjustments on change in use.
Gina Lazanas FTIA is a Partner at Baker & McKenzie and
has extensive experience in advising in all facets of GST. She
specialises in the GST treatment of international transactions,
mergers and acquisitions and real property transactions. Gina also
has extensive experience in tax controversy matters, including tax
administration issues and litigation.
Current at 11 March 2009 Current at 06 October 2010
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Andrew is a Partner at Clayton Utz where he has been for the past 12 years. Andrew specialises in GST, providing advice across
all industry sectors and levels of Government. Andrew has also advised clients in relation to various litigious tax matters, including recent proceedings before the High Court. Andrew lectures in various GST subjects for the University of New South Wales Faculty of Law and is the indirect tax editor of the Australian Journal of Banking and Finance Law and Practice
Current at 11 March 2009 Current at 06 April 2009
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