Published on 01 Mar 08
by "TAXATION IN AUSTRALIA" JOURNAL ARTICLE
The age old High Court decision of Maddalena denies professional employee sportspersons a tax deduction for Player Management fees even though nearly every player in the AFL and NRL has a player manager. Gordon J’s decision in Riddell v FCT & Spriggs v FCT is the first step towards making Player Management fees a deduction.
Noel Beharis CTA
Noel is the Tax Technical Director for Dominion Private Clients. Noel commenced in the
legal profession as an articled clerk at Phillips Fox Solicitors and worked there until 1992
as a litigator in their insurance litigation division. For the last 14 years since leaving
Phillips Fox he has worked at Pitcher Partners, William Buck, MGI Meyrick Webster and
his current employer in varying tax technical roles. Areas of expertise include corporate
and international taxation, taxation of large private enterprises, high wealth individuals
and defending tax audits. Current at 15 September 2011
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