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Masterclass: Fraud or Evasion - Making Tax Assesments Great Again

Tuesday, 5 September 2017 - 4:30 PM to
Tuesday, 5 September 2017 - 6:00 PM
The Tax Institute WA Level 10 - Parmelia House, 191 St Georges Tce, PERTH, WA Australia
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Member Price: $175.00

Non Member Price: $215.00

CPD hours:1.50

The Commissioner’s lawfully-formed opinion that there has been ‘fraud' or ‘evasion’ is a time-bomb that can detonate at any time. Aftershocks can reverberate in Part IVC, debt recovery, and criminal process, and trigger cascading penalties and inflict severe reputational damage many years later.

This Masterclass will provide a comprehensive summary of all of the relevant instruments, cases, practice statements, and consolidate the latest case law on ‘conscious maladministration’ and administrative challenges under s.39B of the Judiciary Act. Attendees will obtain practical insights covering:

- What is ‘fraud' or ‘evasion’?

- How, when, and where can the Commissioner’s power be challenged?

- How have the tectonic shifts in administrative law elsewhere impacted upon tax litigation?

- What to advise a client and how best to protect them

The presenter will also draw upon the analogous United States’ fraud and evasion case law for a comparative perspective.

Matthew Crowley ATI, Barrister, Francis Burt Chambers
Since returning in 2016 from a stint with the Federal Trade Commission in Washington DC and as visiting Fulbright scholar at Columbia University in New York, Matthew has set about establishing a tax practice at the Western Australian bar. He draws upon extensive experience as a public law litigator in all Australian courts, including the High Court of Australia. Matthew was most recently General Counsel at WA’s Department of Commerce, and Senior lawyer at the Australian Government Solicitor. Matthew is admitted in Western Australia and Victoria, and the US Tax Court, the US Supreme Court, and in New York. Matthew has a general public and commercial practice, with a regulatory law specialty. He has a particular interest in US-Australian cross-border issues.