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Interpreting and applying the tax regime in practice - an ATO perspective presentation


This presentation provides an overview of the ATO's approach to determining its view on technical issues that arise in the financial services industry.  Also included is a practical example illustrating the process involved in the resolution of industry technical issues.

Author profiles

Ashley King CTA
Ashley is a Partner in the Tax Controversy team at PwC. He focusses on strategic resolution of tax disputes. Ashley has over 25 years tax experience including 20 years with the ATO. Ashley was one of the youngest tax officers to have been promoted to assistant commissioner in the ATO in 2001, and was senior assistant commissioner for Large Business and International Tax division when he left the ATO to join PwC in 2007. Ashley recognises that attempting to resolve tax disputes comes with its technical complexities. By combining his extensive ATO experience and his insight into contemporary ADR processes, Ashley has been instrumental in advising many clients in negotiating complex tax dispute settlements. He has also successfully assisted many clients in defending their tax positions, including through obtaining positive ATO rulings. - Current at 29 October 2014
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George HITTI
George is Assistant Commissioner, Large Business and International with the Australian Taxation Office. He is currently responsible for managing the income tax compliance of entities in the Financial Service Industry in the large market. He also has a specific role to ensure that the ATO has a coordinated and strategic approach to dealing with aggressive tax planning in the large market.
Current at 22 November 2005


This was presented at 2006 Financial Services Taxation Conference: From every angle .

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Interpreting and applying the tax regime in practice - a legal perspective

Author(s):  Jennifer DAVIES

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Interpreting and applying the tax regime in practice - an ATO perspective

Author(s):  Ashley KING,  George HITTI

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