This presentation provides an examination of how promoter penalties and products are being used by the ATO much more broadly than originally anticipated.
Bruce is the Assistant Deputy Commissioner of the Private Groups & High Wealth Individuals area of the ATO. He has worked in a wide range of technical and compliance leadership roles covering all aspects of tax administration over the past 33 years. This includes strategic leadership in the application of promoter penalty laws for six years with a major focus on law clarification and improved engagement with practitioners and their clients. Since 2012, Bruce has been responsible for advice, disputes and case technical leadership for private groups, high wealth individuals and wealthy Australians. He holds qualifications in accounting and law (honours degree), including a Masters in Tax and a Masters in International Tax.
Nathan is the Senior Director responsible for managing technical issues in the Financial Products Taskforce which sits in the Aggressive Tax Planning Business line of the ATO. He has worked for the ATO in a variety of technical, compliance and risk management leadership roles during the 13 years he has been with the ATO with most of that time spent working with the Financial Services industry on GST and Income Tax issues. He holds qualifications in both commerce and law.
Kirsten Fish CTA
Kirsten is currently Acting Chief Tax Counsel. She joined the ATO in December 2014 as Deputy Chief Tax Counsel (North). Kirsten is one of the highest legal authorities within the ATO, providing technical leadership in relation to significant tax issues, cases and rulings. Prior to joining the ATO, Kirsten was a tax partner at Clayton Utz with a focus on the financial services industry and providing finance and investment transaction advice. She has won a number of awards, including being named 'Rising Star' in Tax (2013) in the Euromoney LMG Australasian Women in Business Law Awards, and being voted by peers as one of Australia's Best Lawyers in Tax in 2013. Current at 05 August 2015
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