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Joint keynote address paper



Contents of this paper as follows:

1. Overview

2. GST Law

  • public rulings
  • dispute resolution
    • overview of GST litigation landscape
    • alternative dispute resolution
    • looking back - some reflections on outcomes of litigation
    • cases in the pipeline
  • amending the legislation
  • allocation of ATO technical resources

3. Compliance matters

  • micro enterprises
  • small and medium enterprises
  • large market

4. Concluding remarks

Author profiles

James O’Halloran, has national responsibility for the administration and compliance activities for the Goods and Services Tax and Excise, and other indirect taxes. Prior to this role James was Deputy Commissioner, Tax Practitioner and Lodgment Strategy with accountabilities for the ATO’s services and relationship with tax practitioners, lodgement compliance and the cash economy. James joined the Australian Taxation Office in 1999. He has held a number of senior executive roles including the oversight the ATO compliance program and compliance programs for Excise and the Goods and Services Tax. Current at 28 May 2012
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Robert Olding CTA
Robert formerly an indirect tax partner at KPMG and Adjunct Professor teaching indirect taxes at the Queensland University of Technology, Robert Olding served in various senior executive roles at the ATO for 11 years, including as Deputy Chief Tax Counsel (Indirect Taxes),before retiring as Chief Tax Counsel. His professional activities now include advising revenue authorities in Asia, The Pacific, Africa, the Middle East and The Caribbean as an International Monetary Fund (IMF) fiscal law expert; serving as the inaugural independent Chair of the Queensland Office of State Revenue Rulings Advisory Panel; and serving as a member of the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal and the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. - Current at 30 September 2019
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This was presented at 2012 National GST Intensive .

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Joint keynote address

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