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Beyond our shores – review and implications of Australia’s global tax transparency campaign

Published on 01 Jul 10 by "TAXATION IN AUSTRALIA" JOURNAL ARTICLE

Australia’s global tax transparency campaign is gathering pace, as evidenced by the updating of the Exchange of Information Articles in Australia’s tax treaties, the expansion of Australia’s Tax Information Exchange Agreement network and the Commissioner’s recent request for information from banks and financial institutions in relation to Australian resident taxpayers’ offshore accounts. This article details the developments in the campaign and considers the implications for Australian tax practitioners and taxpayers.

Author profiles:

Piotr Klank CTA
Piotr Klank is a Barrister at Ground Floor Wentworth, specialising in tax. He has over 10 years' experience advising on tax and commercial matters in major law firms, a global accounting firm and as an in-house tax advisor. Piotr has a particular interest in international taxation and has assisted multinational taxpayers on disputes involving cross-border financing, hybrid instruments, PEs and transfer pricing. Current at 04 November 2016 Click here to expand/collapse more articles by Piotr KLANK.
 
Adrian Varrasso ATI
Adrian is a Partner in the Tax group at Minter Ellison. His key areas of expertise are tax and structuring advice for mergers, acquisitions, divestments and infrastructure funding and providing a variety of income tax advice for Australian and international clients, with a special interest in tax issues in the energy and resources sectors and inbound and outbound investment. Adrian’s experience also includes advising on various taxation administration and compliance issues. Current at 16 November 2012 Click here to expand/collapse more articles by Adrian VARRASSO.
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