ATO Hot Spots - The 24th Noosa Tax Intensive

Fiona Dillon, CTA is an Assistant Commissioner in the ATO’s
Tax Counsel Network. At the 24th Noosa Tax Intensive in November, Fiona
presents the session ‘ATO Hot Spots’.

As Senior Tax Counsel, Fiona has been the ATO’s technical
lead on a range of advice, litigation, reform and law design matters across a
number of specialisations including trusts and Div 7A, has contributed to the
strategic leadership of the ATO’s public advice and guidance, and has been a
longstanding member of the ATO’s Public Rulings Panel. Her session will provide
an overview of the ATO’s view on some current hot spots, including Div 7A. We
spoke to her about what to expect at the Intensive.

Fiona told us “Attendees will be given insights into the
Commissioner’s dealings with private groups and what are the latest matters
attracting the Commissioner’s attention.” With audience participation welcomed,
her session will also touch on questions around Division 7A and trusts: Sub
trust or complying loan?; what constitutes “evasion”?; and issues including trust
reimbursement agreements; fixed trusts post-Colonial First State, and the treatment
of trusts as being fixed trusts by the Commissioner; as well as how alternative
dispute resolution is working in practice.

Looking at the rest of the program Fiona is interested in
the session ‘Loans and UPEs – Do We Need a Company Bypass … Or Maybe Even a Trust
Transplant?’ from Greg Travers, CTA (William Buck), as well as hearing from
other leading practitioners on trusts, Div 7A, UPEs and more.

In her life outside of tax, Fiona tells us she enjoys “Socialising
with friends, travelling as often as possible, and I can also be found at the
AFL, particularly when Port Adelaide is in Melbourne.”
The 24th Noosa Tax Intensive takes place 10-11 November 2016
at the Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort. Find out more about Fiona’s session, and
the rest of the program here


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