The Tax Institute

Student Spotlight: It is never too late to realise the importance of having strong tax knowledge in your career

This month we talked to the dux of CommLaw 1 for Study Period 2 2021, Erin Clark, about her key takeaways from the subject and how they apply to her job role, despite tax never being the primary...
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Student Spotlight: Meet the newly appointed Student Representative for The Tax Institute Higher Education

In February, The Tax Institute Higher Education appointed a new Student Representative to the Academic Board. Hansini De Fonseka will act as a strong advocate for our candidate community and offer...
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Student Spotlight: Applying knowledge from the CTA2A Advanced subject to day-to-day practice

This month we talked to Patrick Norman, Lawyer at Birchstone Tax Law and dux of CTA2A Advanced for Study Period 2 2021, to discuss the most valuable modules from the CTA2A subject, and how he...

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Student Spotlight: Combining practical experience and a qualification

This month we talked to Natalie Metcalfe, Senior Analyst, Tax & Legal at Deloitte and dux of Advanced Superannuation for Study Period 1 2021. As an active candidate in the Graduate Diploma In...

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Student Spotlight: A positive approach to new challenges

This month we talked to Helena Papapostolou, winner of our Emerging Tax Star Award and Gordon Cooper Memorial Scholarship in 2021. Currently a Senior Associate at Greenwoods & Herbert Smith...

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Student Spotlight: The highest standard for a tax adviser

This month we talked to Brayden Irving, CTA, Director, Private Business Tax & Advisory at Grant Thornton who was the national winner of the Justice Graham Hill Scholarship and Dux of CTA3...

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When is a charity not a charity?

This article was originally published as the preamble for our weekly newsletter, TaxVine. This week, Bridgid Cowling, Chair of The Tax Institute’s Not-For-Profit Technical Committee, addressed...

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Student Spotlight: Becoming a well-rounded tax lawyer

This month we talked to DJ Alexander, Lawyer at MinterEllison, and the Dux of CTA2AAdvanced in Study Period 1 2021. He explains how the CTA Program has enabled him to efficiently identify...

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Student Spotlight: Understanding the facts and the client’s ultimate goals with Helen Cameron

This month we talked to Helen Cameron, Accountant & Tax Adviser at Ulton, and the Dux of Advanced Superannuation in study period 2, 2020. She shares the most valuable aspect of studying this...

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Developments in the 'burden of proof' in R&D Tax Incentive claims

The R&D Tax Incentive ('RDTI') has for many years been, and continues to be, the Australian Government's principal measure to encourage industry R&D. As a program based on self-assessment, the...

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