Published on 03 Aug 99
by VICTORIAN DIVISION, THE TAX INSTITUTE
The purpose of this paper is to outline the main design elements of the recently enacted Goods and Services Tax. The paper consists of three elements - the main legislative provisions in the recent package of Acts, the effects of amendments to the original legislation, and some pricing issues arising from the ACCC guidelines in relation to the GST.
Graeme is Professor of Taxation Law at the University of Sydney and Chairman of the NSW
Technical Committee. He has worked as a consultant to the ATO, Treasury, Board of Taxation, OECD, World Bank and IMF. He is a frequent speaker at Taxation Institute events and has written many articles in Australian and overseas
journals. He was admitted to legal practice in NSW (1980) and Victoria (1999) and practised commercial law and tax in Sydney before entering teaching. He has taught tax in Law Schools in Australia, Europe and the United States, and
holds degrees from the University of Sydney, University of Illinois and Columbia University, New York.
Current at 12 March 2008
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