GST 2013

Keynote address

Source: Victoria

Published Date: 5 Sep 2013


Our keynote speaker, Robert Olding, the Australian Taxation Office’s newly appointed Chief Tax Counsel, is responsible for technical leadership in relation to GST for the Australian Taxation Office. Robert has been closely involved with many of the leading GST cases to date and other significant GST issues. In this presentation, Robert provides an insight into GST from the Australian Taxation Offices senior internal counsel perspective, including:

  • introduction  
  • the ATO’s strategic direction – Commissioners’ intent statement 
  • organisation design 
    • transforming tax technical decision making project (TTTDM)
    • law design and practice group
  • quicker resolution of tax technical issues
    • timeliness – a process issue and a mindset
    • public rulings
  • approach to statutory interpretation
  • dispute resolution and recent cases
    • unit trend
    • the private tutor and Naidoo
  • public rulings in the pipeline
  • looking to the horizon 

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Keynote address

Author(s): Robert Olding
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  • Published By: Robert Olding
  • Published On:5 Sep 2013
  • Took place at:Langham Hotel, Melbourne

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