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ATO takes aim at ‘reckless’ legal professional privilege claims
Legal Ethics 2022-06-22 10:25 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Taxation Office has finalised its protocol for dealing with claims of legal professional privilege, developed in response to large companies asserting “reckless” privilege […]

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Herbert Smith Freehills eyes tax law leader status with partner sweep
Tax 2022-06-20 1:49 pm By Christine Caulfield

As it severs ties with specialist outfit Greenwoods, Herbert Smith Freehills has brought on three tax law experts as part of the firm’s plans to […]

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Judge hits pause on ATO’s bid to sink Jan Cameron tax suit
Tax 2022-06-16 3:50 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has hit pause on the ATO’s application for summary judgment in proceedings launched by ex-Bellamy’s Australia director Jan Cameron seeking declarations that a […]

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Kupang Resources can’t get tax docs in fight to recoup funds from director Phillip Grimaldi
Tax 2022-05-30 10:30 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

An appeals court has set aside a notice issued to the tax office to produce documents to Kupang Resources as the mining company seeks to […]

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Crown out of luck in $100M battle with ATO as High Court refuses leave
Appeals 2022-05-27 11:32 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The High Court has dismissed Crown Resorts’ bid for special leave to appeal in a $100 million dispute over GST assessments on commissions and rebates […]

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Jan Cameron to preserve $5.1M in assets while dispute with tax office on foot
Tax 2022-05-12 2:32 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Former Bellamy’s Australia director Jan Cameron has consented to preserving up to $5.1 million in her Australian assets and not moving them offshore while proceedings […]

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Ex-Bellamy’s director Jan Cameron sues to avoid tax on sale of 2.5M shares
Tax 2022-05-11 5:00 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Former Bellamy’s Australia director Jan Cameron has filed proceedings against the Australian Taxation Office to avoid paying capital gains tax on the sale of 2.5 […]

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GST class action likely to be dropped after funder bows out
Class Actions 2022-05-05 4:26 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The future of a class action against a Canberra property developer accused of misleading investors about GST on their apartments is in doubt after the […]

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‘Don’t rock the boat’: Lawyer says Greenwoods & Freehills forced him out over Lendlease ‘tax dodge’
Tax 2022-04-26 2:29 pm By Christine Caulfield

A former Greenwoods & Freehills partner is suing the tax advisory firm and Lendlease, alleging he was effectively sacked after refusing to put his name […]

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SingTel appeals ATO win over deductions on $14B Optus buy
Tax 2022-04-22 10:11 pm By Christine Caulfield

Telecommunications giant SingTel is challenging a ruling in favour of the Australian Taxation Office’s decision to reject over $894,000 in tax deductions related to its […]

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