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Tax deductibility of Interest


Significant dvelopments have recently occured in this area of tax law. The application for special leave to appeal to the High Court in Steele's case was granted and a test case in respect of split and linked loan facilities is awaited. Tony Pagone QC will restate the law in relation to the deductability of interest and provide valuable insights into future trends.

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Justice Gaetano Pagone
Justice Tony Pagone was appointed to the Federal Court of Australia in June 2013. Prior to this appointment, 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. Justice Pagone 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 avoidance provisions. He was admitted as a legal practitioner in 1980, signed the roll of counsel in 1985, and was appointed Queen™fs Counsel for Victoria in 1996. During his career at the Bar, Justice Pagone practised widely in taxation law, commercial law, administrative law, constitution law, public and human rights law. He was also Special Counsel to the ATO between 2002 and 2004. He is a professorial fellow of the Melbourne Law School and lectures in several postgraduate courses at the Melbourne Law School and from time to time in the Law Faculty at Monash University. Justice Pagone is a vice-president of the International Association of Judges and a director of the Board of the International Association of Tax Judges. Current at 19 October 2016 Click here to expand/collapse more articles by Tony PAGONE QC.

This was presented at 32nd Annual Western Australia State Convention.

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Tax Deductibility of Interest

Author(s):  Tony PAGONE QC

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Private Company Loans

Author(s):  Mike JAMES

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Tax & Marriage

Author(s):  Arlene MACDONALD

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Family Trusts

Author(s):  Peter LARK

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Corporations Law Tail Wagging the Tax Dog

Author(s):  Roger SULLIVAN

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Tax Reform and Budget Issues

Author(s):  Ken SPENCE

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