Published on 01 Feb 08
by "TAXATION IN AUSTRALIA" JOURNAL ARTICLE
This paper reports on the Taxation Institute’s recent involvement in two key regional forums: Asia-Oceania Tax Consultants Association (AOTCA) and Study Group on Asian Taxation Administration and Research (SGATAR). AOTCA is the Asia-Oceania region’s only umbrella organisation for tax professional associations, with 20 member bodies from 16 countries/regions. SGATAR is the region’s forum for revenue authorities to discuss improvements in taxation administration. Its membership consists of 15 regional revenue authorities.
Prof Michael Dirkis CTA
Michael is Professor of Taxation Law at the University of Sydney. He has a PhD on Australian international taxation and is a noted researcher, having authored Is it Australia's? Residency and Source Analysed (2005, Australian Tax Research Foundation), as well as authoring and co-authoring over 590 publications and papers. From May 1999 until October 2009 he was, as Senior Tax Counsel for the Taxation Institute, in the forefront of the all major tax reform and taxation administration reforms. He continues his involvement as a member of the Treasury's Tax Treaties Advisory Panel and the Education Committee of the Tax Practitioners Board. He was awarded the Australasian Tax Teachers Association's Graham Hill medal in recognition of his "outstanding contribution to the teaching of taxation law and policy" on 21 January 2010. Current at 29 October 2012
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