Published on 01 Aug 97
by "THE TAX SPECIALIST" JOURNAL ARTICLE
Some prominent tax professionals believe a factional group within the ATO is the force behind recent attacks on certain tax-effective financing arrangements, and this belief stems from the Spotless decision and that Treasury and the High Court are behind them. With this cautionary observation, the author begins a five part series of articles dealing with clients' tax effective personal financing. This first part takes an introductory look at the broader issues of tax-effective financing for individuals, which may be summarised as reducing personal private debt to a minimum investment or tax-deductible debt.
Robert practices as a solicitor specialising in providing revenue, trust, superannuation and corporate law advice to high net worth individuals, corporations, accountants, other solicitors and the bar. He is regularly involved in the carriage of tax litigation involving matters heard by the High Court (for example the Bamford matter), the Federal Court, and the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. Prior to practising as a solicitor he was a partner of an international firm of accountants. Current at 23 October 2013
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