This presentation provides an examination of how promoter penalties and products are being used by the ATO much more broadly than originally anticipated.
Kirsten is a Senior Associate of Clayton Utz, specialising in advising a range of clients on the taxation of retail structured products. Kirsten’s experience includes advising on a number of listed and unlisted equity derivative products including warrants, protected lending products, structured options, CFDs and DPAs, managed investment schemes and employee share schemes. Kirsten’s practice involves working with the client in structuring and documentation, and obtaining product rulings and private binding rulings from the ATO.
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Bruce Collins FTIA holds the position of Assistant Commissioner, Technical and Case Leadership in the Tax Office’s Aggressive Tax Planning area.
In this role, Bruce leads a network of technical leaders who are responsible for supporting the identification and treatment of tax avoidance schemes, including issuing Taxpayer Alerts, dealing with contraventions of the promoter penalty laws and managing projects to clarify or improve the
operation of taxation laws. Bruce has worked in the Tax Office in a variety of technical leadership roles covering all aspects of tax administration over
the last 27 years and holds qualifications in accounting and law, as well as masters degrees in tax and international tax