Events

The Part IVA Reforms


27 November 2012

Registration:

* Registration is no longer available - Sydney and Melbourne seminars are now full.

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Topic:

The Assistant Treasurer has now released a draft of the long-awaited and much anticipated reforms to Part IVA. Just what will change in the Part IVA landscape - and how it will change - is vitally important to business and their advisers. This seminar will examine what the new Part IVA could look like:

  • The government's concerns about the design and operation of the current provisions
  • How the new provisions have been conceived
  • How the amendments are meant to work
  • What will change in handling Part IVA problems
  • The consultation process and next steps

Speakers:

Ms Kate Roff, Principal Adviser, Revenue Group - Law Design Practice

Kate, a Principal Adviser, in Treasury's new Law Design Practice, Revenue Group, has been working closely with Tom Reid, Chief Adviser, on developing the Part IVA reforms. Kate has been intimately involved in the design and execution of the new measures.

Mr Jonathan Woodger, Deputy Chief Tax Counsel, Southern Region, Australian Taxation Office (Melbourne only)

Jonathan has overall leadership of the ATO's interpretation of the income tax laws and resource rent taxes for the southern part of the country. Previously, Jonathan was Senior Tax Counsel. He is now Chair of the ATO's General Anti-Avoidance Rules (GAAR) Panel. Jonathan spent the first nine years of his career as a legislative drafter at the Office of Parliamentary Counsel in Canberra where he drafted a large amount of tax legislation

Mr Andrew England Chief Tax Counsel, Australian Taxation Office (Sydney only)

Andrew was appointed Chief Tax Counsel in 2011. He is chair of the ATO's Public Rulings Panel and Test Case Funding Panel. Since joining the ATO in 1989, Andrew has worked in a wide range of areas, including tax policy and legislation, law interpretation, litigation, audit, risk assessment and management. Andrew has also worked in the Commonwealth Attorney-General's Department, the Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet and the Treasury.

Professor Graeme Cooper, Sydney Law School

Graeme is Professor of Taxation Law at the University of Sydney and a Consultant to Greenwoods & Freehills. He is a member of the Roundtable commissioned by the government to assist in developing the new provisions.

Program:

  • Welcome and introductions
  • Ms Kate Roff, Principal Adviser, Revenue Group - Law Design Practice
  • Mr Jonathan Woodger, Deputy Chief Tax Counsel and Chair of the GAAR Panel (Melbourne only)
  • Mr Andrew England Chief Tax Counsel, Australian Taxation Office (Sydney only)
  • Professor Graeme Cooper, Sydney Law School
  • Questions

Time and Venue:

Melbourne

Greenwoods & Freehills, Level 42 101 Collins Street

8am to 9:30am (Breakfast from 7:45 am)

Sydney

Sheraton on the Park,161 Elizabeth St, Sydney, Sydney

4:30pm to 6pm (Followed by drinks)

Space is limited to 100 people so please register early

This event is sponsored by Greenwoods & Freehills.


Time: Melbourne 8am to 9:30am (Breakfast from 7:45 am) and Sydney 4:30pm to 6pm (Followed by drinks)

Location: Greenwoods & Freehills, Lvl 42 101 Collins Street Melb & Sheraton on the Park, 161 Elizabeth St Syd

Cost: Free, but registration is essential

Contact: Sydney Law School PLaCE Coordinator

Phone: (02) 9351 0429

Email: 380a3e632339280811056f3c3b3d2b0a1f765c0f215c1934