Nick Heggart, CTA, of Greenwoods & Freehills.
How long have you been a member of the Institute?
What are some of the highlights of your time as a member?
I still remember the first few seminars I attended and how inspiring it was to be exposed to the knowledge of those presenting. As a young tax professional, I got a lot out of those seminars. The annual state convention in the Margaret River wine region is also a highlight. Seeing 100+ tax nerds hit the dance floor at the gala dinner is particularly entertaining.
How has the Institute helped shaped the profession during your membership?
Personally, I have focused on the educational offering of The Tax Institute and so, obviously, this is what I reflect on. I think The Tax Institute has a unique offering in terms of the quality and depth of its seminars and conventions. This provides an opportunity for aspiring professionals to make their mark and for the broader tax community to benefit from their knowledge and enthusiasm for the profession.
Do you have a message for the Institute and its members for the 70th anniversary?
To The Tax Institute: keep up the good work! To members: keep putting into the Institute as we all share the benefits of that collective commitment.
In 2013, The Tax Institute is celebrating 70 years of supporting the tax profession.
The Tax Institute is Australia’s leading professional association in tax. Its 13,000 members include tax agents, accountants and lawyers as well as tax practitioners in corporations, government and academia.