Published on 04 Sep 09
by NATIONAL DIVISION, THE TAX INSTITUTE
GST disputes with the Commissioner are on the increase. This paper reviews the principal avenues available to taxpayers to challenge the Commissioner and clarify their GST positions. This paper examines:
- declaratory relief v Part IVC
- Part IVC - Federal Court v AAT
- The Federal Court Practice Statement - the need to be ready.
Chris Sievers practises primarily in revenue law, with a particular focus on indirect taxes such as GST and stamp duty. Since being called to the Bar in 2001, Chris has developed a substantial advice practice and has appeared on behalf of taxpayers and the Revenue in numerous disputes in federal and state jurisdictions, including the High Court in Reliance Carpet and Qantas. Recently, Chris appeared for the Commissioner in Rio Tinto Services before the Federal Court and on appeal to the Full Federal Court. Current at 19 October 2016
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