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Editorial Message:Taxing public companies

Published on 01 Apr 06 by "THE TAX SPECIALIST" JOURNAL ARTICLE

What is the best way to tax companies, and more specifically, publicly listed companies? We will put to one side the interesting questions as to whether it is a sensible idea to tax companies at all, and the extent to which company tax in Australia now acts merely as a withholding tax in light of the dividend imputation system.

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Tony FROST
Tony Frost FTIA has been a Director with the Sydney office of Greenwoods & Freehills since 2003. Tony has more than 20 years experience in tax, with a focus on financial services and financial transactions. Tony has advised clients on a wide range of tax matters, including innovative financial products, structured finance, mergers and acquisitions, cross-border dealings, transfer pricing, tax audits and negotiations with the Australian Taxation Office. Prior to joining the firm in 2003, Tony had been a Tax Partner for seven years with one of the major international accounting firms. Earlier in his career, Tony spent five years with Westpac Banking Corporation. He has over 20 years experience in tax and has advised clients on a wide range of issues, but with an emphasis on financial products and financial institutions. Tony has had significant involvement in the tax reform process via industry and professional bodies. In particular, Tony has written or coordinated many submissions over the last 18 years for the banking industry, including on the TOFA reforms. Tony lectures on the taxation of financial transactions in the Masters of Law course at the University of Sydney and is a regular speaker and writer on this subject for the Taxation Institute and other organisations.
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