Published on 05 Nov 04
by NEW SOUTH WALES DIVISION, THE TAX INSTITUTE
This paper looks at how to deal with tax risk - looking at matters in respect of corporate governance, managing resources and relationships and staying in a job, from the perspective of internal tax managers. Including:
- Position of Directors and other Officers
- Position of internal tax managers and staff
- Position of external Tax Advisors
- Getting the most out of the relationship between internal and external advisors
- Getting the most out of the relationship between internal advisors and the ATO relationship managers
- Dealing with Treasury (law change)
- Getting the most out of the relationship between internal advisors and external auditors
- Getting the most out of the relationship between internal advisors and internal auditors - a report card
- Importance of a Corporate Values System
- Role of voluntary disclosure
- What tax issues should be referred to the board?
- What tax issues should be referred to external advisers - accountants, solicitors, barristers, valuers?
- How do you advise the board?
- What do you really need?
- What is really at stake?
Andrew Mills FTIA (Life) is Managing Director of tax specialist firm Greenwoods & Freehills Pty Limited where he
advises clients on a range of domestic and international tax issues, primarily in the financial services sector. His
career spans over 25 years and includes periods in the Australian Taxation Office, as well as corporate and
professional services organisations. Andrew was President of the Taxation Institute of Australia for 2006/2007 and
is also a part time lecturer in the Masters of Law course at the University of Sydney in taxation. He is the
Taxation Institute’s representative on Treasury’s Tax Treaties Advisory Panel and has spoken and written on
international tax issues in a number of forums.
Current at April 2009
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