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 Commissioner in the Public Groups & Internationals (PG&I) line in the ATO. Bruce leads the Risk & Strategy area in PG&I to understand the characteristics of over 31,000 PG&I client groups and oversee strategies to tailor engagement with them based on their complexity, transparency, choices and behaviours. Bruce has been heavily involved in transforming ATO approaches to rebalance the PG&I compliance direction and investment as part of the Reinventing the ATO. Bruce has had an extensive career in the ATO spanning 34 years, mostly in national technical, compliance and risk leadership roles. Prior to joining the PG&I area in July 2015, Bruce spent six years leading the ATO’s aggressive tax planning strategy and three years providing technical and case leadership in the Private Groups & High Wealth Individuals area.
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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