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GST - Managing risk and opportunity in a changing world presentation

Published on 02 May 13 by SOUTH AUSTRALIAN DIVISION, THE TAX INSTITUTE

The GST has been with us for almost 13 years. Many concepts and issues that are essential to the administration of GST remain unsettled. The meaning of central concepts such as “supply”, “consideration” and “nexus” continue to evolve. This can make GST a very complex tax to administer but to some extent many businesses regard GST as a form-filling exercise and do not consider the impact it can have. This means that risks and opportunities are not fully considered and GST may be a real, but hidden, cost waiting to be discovered. 

This presentation covers:

  • what is the ATO finding in their reviews of the SME sector
  • are there GST opportunities available and how do you find them
  • recent cases – do they create risk or opportunity and how do you take advantage of them
  • good GST governance – striking the right balance between risk and opportunity
  • the year ahead – what changes do we expect and how should you prepare for them?

Author profile:

Matthew NICHOLLS
Matthew Nicholls FTIA, is a Senior Manager at Ernst & Young. Matthew is a GST specialist who joined Ernst & Young in 2005 as a Senior Manager. Formerly employed by the ATO for over 14 years, he has extensive experience in providing advice on technical and procedural issues from both sides of the fence. Matthew specialises in evaluating and minimising GST risks for client's while maximising GST opportunities. Matthew has provided services to clients across many industries including property.
Current at 23 March 2009
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This was presented at 46th South Australian Convention .

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