Tax Bar Events & CPDs

Tax

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;

Ethical obligations of parties and counsel involved in AAT proceedings

Tax Bar Association
25Mar

This presentation will examine the ethical obligations of Counsel representing the Commissioner of Taxation in AAT proceedings and of the Commissioner himself in those proceedings, where the Commissioner's employees instruct Counsel (including where the taxpayer is not represented). 

The session will consist of a formal presentation and then some short case studies to illustrate issues and facilitate dialogue about issues considered in the formal address.

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Speaker(s): 
Brind Zichy-Woinarski QC (Chair), Christopher Wallis
When: 
Thursday, 25 March, 2021 - 18:00 to 19:00
Where: 
Neil McPhee Room, Level 1 Owen Dixon Chambers East
205 William Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Australia
1 CPD point(s):
Ethics & Professional Responsibility;

Commissioner of Taxation v Glencore – The Full Court decision

Tax Bar Association
7Dec

The Full Federal Court’s recent decision in  Commissioner of Taxation v Glencore Investment Pty Ltd v [2020] FCAFC 187 provides crucial guidance on the operation of the Australian transfer pricing regimes, including with respect to the arm’s length principle, the restructuring of transactions and the nature of the evidence relevant to the application of the transfer pricing provisions.

In this session, the panel will consider the implications arising from this important decision. 

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Speaker(s): 
David Batt QC (Chair), Catherine Button QC, Daniel McInerney SC
When: 
Monday, 7 December, 2020 - 17:15 to 18:15
1 CPD point(s):
Substantive Law;

BHP Billiton Ltd v Commisioner of Taxation–“Sufficient Influence in Commercial Dealings”

The Tax Bar Association
19May

On 11 March 2020, the High Court unanimously dismissed the taxpayer’s appeal from the Full Federal Court regarding attribution of income under Part X of the ITAA 1936.

Key to the decision was the High Court’s reasoning that each of BHP Billiton Ltd and BHP Billiton Plc exercised ‘sufficient influence’ over the other within the meaning of s 318(6) of the ITAA 1936.

An expert panel – including two counsel who appeared in the matter before the High Court - will discuss the decision and key implications for taxpayers. 

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The session will be recorded and available on the CPD Catalogue

Speaker(s): 
Eugene Wheelahan QC (Chair), James Strong, Claire Horan
When: 
Tuesday, 19 May, 2020 - 14:00 to 15:00
1 CPD point(s):
Substantive Law;