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Case study: Stretcher case

Published on 01 Sep 98 by "TAXATION IN AUSTRALIA" JOURNAL ARTICLE

The application of income tax legislation to capital amounts received by individuals as a result of personal injury has generally been concessional and often completely tax free. In a recent case the ATO tried to have this precedent overturned, as this article explains.

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Prof Richard Vann CTA
Richard Vann, CTA is Challis Professor of Law at the University of Sydney and has taught at Harvard and NYU Law Schools and the Universities of Amsterdam, London and Oxford. Richard has worked in the past at the IMF and OECD and held many Government consultancies in Australia and elsewhere. He has been a consultant for specialist tax firm Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills since 1985. Richard specialises in corporate and international taxation on which he has published widely both in Australia and internationally. Updated by Kathy Xu for 6th VIC Tax Forum - Current at 07 May 2018
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Laurie JOHANSEN
Laurie is a senior manager with Greenwoods & Freehills Pty. Limited. In 1994 he joined Greenwoods & Freehills after working for 10 years in the Australian Taxation Office, the last six years as an Advisings Officer specialising in superannuation and related issues.
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