29 September 2014
Time: 12:00 - 3:00pm
Venue: Room 3.1, Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London, 67-69 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3JB
These lectures make up the first tax event for students of the academic year.
- Mark Keating (University of Auckland), 'Experiences with a Statutory General Anti-Avoidance Provision – Lessons for the UK from the Ebb and Flow of Avoidance in Australia, NZ and Canada'
The presentation will compare the statutory general anti-avoidance rules in Australia, New Zealand and Canada. It will discuss the major cases and the issues raised by both the Revenue and taxpayers in applying the general anti-avoidance rule. In particular, it will examine the difference in the legislative and judicial approach to tax avoidance, and highlight the ebb and flow of the attitude to alleged tax avoidance arrangements in each jurisdiction. This will consider “how taxpayers can know when they cross an invisible line” and what powers the revenue authorities have in combating arrangements ultimately found to be tax avoidance.
- Ross Welland (Winter International Tax Services), 'Aspects of the UK tax system for globally mobile employees'
Ross has worked in tax for nearly 30 years, with the last 14 of those being as a tax partner in a number of mid-tier UK accounting practices. Ross’s focus is on the Owner managed business sector which means looking at the tax affairs of the business, the owner and the employees. Being based in London, Ross is very familiar with the tax issues faced by businesses and individuals crossing borders.
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This event is free for QMUL Tax students but prior registration is required via Eventbrite.
The participation fee for external participants is £20. Please register via the Queen Mary e-shop.
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