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Developments in the tax treatment of financial arrangements paper


On 16 December 2005 the Howard Government released its proposals to determine the timing for taxation purposes of certain financial arrangements. Unfortunately, the raft of rules is not complete.The rules certainly go further than govern the tax timing of financial arrangements and the purpose of this paper is to provide an outline of what the Government has proposed, comment on some aspects of the proposals and highlight some of the primary areas on which the writer believes tax people need to focus as players in the resources industry.


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John Murray
John joined BDO from PKF after spending 17 years as a tax partner of a Big 4 firm in Perth, seven years of which as Head of the WA Tax Division. He has over 26 years experience in providing corporate tax advice to a diverse range of clients, specialising in mergers, acquisitions, corporate restructures, international tax and tax consolidations. John is one of the pre-eminent oil and gas tax advisers in Perth and has twice been named in the International Tax Review's Top 10 international tax advisers in Australia. - Current at 01 May 2011
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