Tax Bar Events & CPDs

Tax

Trusts and income tax after Guardian and Carter

The Tax Bar Association
25May

This session will explain the significance of two recent decisions:  

•          Commissioner of Taxation v Carter [2022] HCA 10 (present entitlement / disclaimers); and

•          Guardian AIT Pty Ltd ATF Australian Investment Trust v Commissioner of Taxation [2021] FCA 1619 (reimbursement agreements).  

In particular, this session will seek to draw out the implications of these decisions in future disputes.

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This is an in-person event and also available online via live stream.

Speaker(s): 
Terry Murphy QC (Chair), Adam Craig, Khai-Yin Lim
When: 
Wednesday, 25 May, 2022 - 17:15 to 18:15
Where: 
Neil McPhee Room, Level 1 Owen Dixon Chambers East
205 William Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Australia
1 CPD point(s):
Substantive Law;

Recent Tax Cases

The Tax Bar Association
17Nov

This presentation will provide an update on recent cases and developments regarding various taxpayer privilege claims made against and challenged by the Commissioner of Taxation (Commissioner). Specifically, it will address:

  1. the Commissioner’s treatment of legal professional privilege (LPP) claims in response to notices issued under s 353-10 of Schedule 1 to the Tax Administration Act 1953 (Cth) by reference to the decision in CUB Australia Holding Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Taxation [2021] FCAFC 171 and the hearings in Commissioner of Taxation v PricewaterhouseCoopers & Ors; and
  1. the draft ATO LPP protocol released for public comment in late September 2021.

This presentation will also address the recent High Court case of Deputy Commissioner of Taxation v Shi [2021] HCA 22, dealing with the privilege against self-incrimination in the context of a requirement to disclose information to the Commissioner.

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This is an in-person event and will also be available online via live stream.

Speaker(s): 
Terry Murphy QC (Chair), Michael Wyles, Nicholas Dodds, Winnie Wong, Alyse Mobrici
When: 
Wednesday, 17 November, 2021 - 17:15 to 18:15
Where: 
Neil McPhee Room, Level 1 Owen Dixon Chambers East
205 William Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Australia
1 CPD point(s):
Substantive Law;

WHAT JUDGES WANT

1Sep

Australian Bar Association, the Victorian Tax Bar Association and NSW Bar Association

The Australian Bar Association Taxation Committee, the Victorian Tax Bar Association and NSW Bar Association invite you to hear what judges want from counsel in tax cases.

Join Federal Court of Australia Taxation NPA Judges together with leading tax senior and senior junior counsel for a discussion of what to do (and not to do) when preparing and appearing in tax cases.  

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This session will not be recorded and is an online only event.

Chair      :  Kristen Deards SC (NSW Bar and Chair of the Australian Bar Association Taxation Committee)

Speakers: Justice Jagot (Federal Court of Australia, Taxation NPA Judge), Justice Thawley (Federal Court of Australia, Taxation NPA National Coordinating Judge and New South Wales Registry Coordinating Judge), Rashelle Seiden SC (NSW Bar), Bradley Jones (NSW Bar), Lisa Hespe (Victorian Bar)

When: 
Wednesday, 1 September, 2021 - 17:00 to 18:00
1 CPD point(s):
Barristers Skills;

Taxation treaties and domestic law

Tax Bar Association and Australian Bar Association
29Jul

In a globalised world, tax treaties play a critical and growing role in the operation of taxation systems, with implications for all taxpayers – from natural persons to multinational corporations. 

In this session chaired by Lord Hodge of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, hosted by the Australian Bar Association and members of the Australian and United Kingdom Bars, the speakers will discuss the growing body of jurisprudence in Australia and the UK concerning complex interaction of domestic law, statutory fictions and international treaties.

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Speakers: Lord Hodge, Deputy President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, Kevin Prosser QC (Pump Court Tax Chambers, London), Kristen Deards SC (Banco Chambers, Sydney), Daniel McInerney QC (Aickin Chambers, Melbourne), Rebecca Murray (Devereux Chambers, London)

When: 
Thursday, 29 July, 2021 - 17:15 to 18:15
1 CPD point(s):
Substantive Law;

Travelex and Auctus: Recent decisions of the High Court and Full Federal Court

Tax Bar Association
20May

The decisions of the High Court in Federal Commissioner of Taxation v Travelex Limited [2021] HCA 8 and the Full Federal Court in Commissioner of Taxation v Auctus Resources Pty Ltd [2021] FCAFC 39 illustrate the complex relationship between the Taxation Administration Act 1953 and the Running Balance Account regime on the one hand, and the GST and the R&D tax incentive on the other, in circumstances where the Commissioner of Taxation paid amounts to a taxpayer that had no legal entitlement to the payment.

In this session, the speaker will explain the decisions and its impacts with the discussion chaired by Helen Symon QC.

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This is an in-person event and will also be available online via live stream.

Speaker(s): 
Helen Symon QC (Chair), Chris Sievers
When: 
Thursday, 20 May, 2021 - 17:15 to 18:15
Where: 
Neil McPhee Room, Level 1 Owen Dixon Chambers East
205 William Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Australia
1 CPD point(s):
Substantive Law;