Arthur’s main area of practice is taxation advisory, with an emphasis on dispute resolution, particularly in the SME sector, with both the ATO and the SRO.
Arthur has many years’ experience in complex tax litigation and tax audit negotiations and settlements. He also has broad experience in the taxation of trusts and SME entities, with an emphasis on Division 7A and high wealth individuals and family groups.
Arthur has extensive experience in all areas of direct and indirect taxation and has qualified as a Chartered Accountant. He has also held senior taxation and management positions in the transport and motor vehicle industries with specialist experience in logistics, supply chain, chain of responsibility, and contract warehousing.
Arthur is a former President of the Tax Institute, has chaired the Law Institute’s Tax Law Advisory Committee for a decade and now serves on the Industry Advisory Board of the IPA-Deakin University SME Research Centre.
Arthur is an Accredited Tax Law Specialist and a widely published writer on taxation issues. He regularly appears in the mainstream media, and presents at tax seminars and discussion groups.
Arthur has been recognised by his peers and clients in Doyle’s Guide (2015 – 2017) in the area of tax law in Victoria.
Recent experience includes:
- Acting against the ATO in taxation litigation matters before both the Federal Court and the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.
- Advising accountants and clients in negotiations with the ATO on substantive tax matters, including tax planning, structuring, penalty minimisation, and audit case management.
- Advising on tax law administration, including appearing on behalf of taxpayers before ATO investigations, and dealing in white-collar crime including offences under the Criminal Code Act and the Proceeds of Crime Act.