Speaker Profile: How to treat costs associated with buy-sell transactions and corporate restructures

In the latest speaker profile in our series, we sit down with Craig Duncan from PwC who is presenting the How to treat costs associated with buy-sell transactions and corporate restructures session with Mark Edmonds at the upcoming 7th Annual Tax Forum.

Tell us about yourself

I am a Director in the PwC Indirect Taxes Group in Sydney specialising in GST and have over twelve years’ experience in both Australian and UK indirect taxes.

I specialise in advising clients on GST issues on projects including; IPOs, takeovers of public companies, mergers, buying and selling companies and assets, domestic and international corporate reorganisations and public private partnerships.

What does The Tax Forum mean to you, and more broadly, to the tax industry?

The annual Tax Forum is an important event, not only from a tax technical training perspective, but it is also a great environment to network with peers in the tax industry.

What is the topic that you are presenting at the 7th Annual Tax forum?

The session I am presenting is called “How to treat costs associated with buy-sell transactions and corporate restructures”.

What can attendees expect to learn from your session?

The session aims to give delegates a good understanding of the differing income tax and GST treatment of transaction costs, and of the relevant issues to consider to maximise the ability to claim deductions/credits.

What new or hot topics will you cover?

Topical issues include recovery of GST on transaction costs, including costs incurred in respect of unsuccessful transactions.

How will attending your session help delegates help their clients?

Advisors should be assisted through an enhanced knowledge of the GST recovery on transaction costs.

What do you like to do when you’re not knee-deep in tax?

I like to travel and watch AFL and rugby (and almost any other sport).

The annual Tax Forum has become the must attend event in the NSW calendar for practitioners and tax professionals, and features 42 sessions and over 50 speakers, which gives you plenty of technical content to take back to the office.

Find out more about the conference and register now.

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