Published on 01 May 06
by "TAXATION IN AUSTRALIA" JOURNAL ARTICLE
Speaking exclusively to Andrew Mills, President of the Taxation Institute, and Michael Dirkis, Senior Tax Counsel, Commissioner of Taxation, Michael D’Ascenzo talks about the way forward for the ATO and the tax profession.
Michael is Professor of Taxation Law at the University of Sydney. He has a PhD on Australian international taxation and is a noted researcher, having authored Is it Australia's? Residency and Source Analysed (2005, Australian Tax Research Foundation), as well as authoring and co-authoring over 590 publications and papers. From May 1999 until October 2009 he was, as Senior Tax Counsel for the Taxation Institute, in the forefront of the all major tax reform and taxation administration reforms. He continues his involvement as a member of the Treasury's Tax Treaties Advisory Panel and the Education Committee of the Tax Practitioners Board. He was awarded the Australasian Tax Teachers Association's Graham Hill medal in recognition of his "outstanding contribution to the teaching of taxation law and policy" on 21 January 2010.
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15 February 2016
Andrew has overall responsibility for the ATO’s law practice, including law interpretation, dispute resolution and the ATO’s role in policy and law design. Andrew has more than 30 years of experience in taxation, including periods in the ATO, commerce and the tax profession. Andrew was a Director at Greenwoods & Freehills for more than 20 years and managing director of the firm from 2006–11. Andrew was President of The Tax Institute in 2006–07, is a former Governor of the Taxation Research Foundation and also represented industry bodies across a number of sectors. He holds a Bachelor of Business, a Master of Laws and a Graduate Diploma in Tax Law. Andrew is a Chartered Taxation Adviser (Life) of The Tax Institute, a member of the International Fiscal Association and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
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23 May 2017