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.
Andrew Mills CTA-Life
Andrew commenced the role of Second Commissioner in March 2014. 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 over 30 years experience in taxation including periods in the ATO, commerce and the tax profession. Andrew was a Director of the specialist national tax firm, Greenwoods & Freehills for over 20 years and Managing Director of the firm from 2006 to 2011. Andrew was the 2006-2007 President of The Tax Institute, a Governor of the Taxation Research Foundation and also represented industry bodies across a number of sectors. Current at 18 May 2015
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Prof Michael Dirkis CTA
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. Current at 29 October 2012
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