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Tax aspects of the proposed Australian Emission Trading Scheme (AETS) presentation

Published on 28 May 08 by NEW SOUTH WALES DIVISION, THE TAX INSTITUTE

The proposed AETS is expected to become operational in 2010, which will have significant implications for Australian businesses. This presentation considers the likely Australian and international tax implications of the AETS and covers:

  • overview of international experience to date
  • how the AETS will likely operate
  • an overview of the new emissions reporting requirements
  • how the AETS will likely interact with the existing Australian tax framework
  • tax policy consideration for tax incentives to drive behavioural change
  • role for tax directors in the process.

Author profiles:

Andrew VAN DINTER
Andrew van Dinter ATIA is an Executive Director in the Tax Consulting Group of Ernst & Young. He has extensive experience in both domestic and international tax law issues and advises clients across the mining, utilities and services sectors and is a member of the Ernst & Young specialist group monitoring Australian tax aspects of climate change and the AETS. Andrew, along with David Burns are the principal authors of an upcoming major report for the Institute of Chartered Accountants on the tax policy issues involved in the AETS
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David BURNS
David Burns heads the Ernst & Young Australian specialist group monitoring Australian tax aspects of climate change and the AETS. David has over 17 years experience in advising on Australian tax advice. David has previously advised on the tax treatment of Renewable Energy Certificates and NSW Greenhouse Abatement Certificates. David, along with Andrew van Dinter, is the principal author of an upcoming major report for the Institute of Chartered Accountants on the tax policy issues involved in the AETS
Current at 28 May 2008
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