Jacqueline McGrath

Special Counsel

Qualifications: LLB



Jacqueline is a tax litigation expert with extensive experience acting for large multinationals, small-to-medium enterprises and individuals in disputes with the Australian Taxation Office, AusIndustry, State Revenue Offices and the Australian Border Force.

Jacqueline has also previously been employed as a senior lawyer with the Australian Taxation Office, Australian Government Solicitor and the Australian Border Force – so is able to provide unique insights for clients about managing disputes with these regulators.

Jacqueline is an experienced practitioner and a seasoned litigator with a unique skill set and experience across the public and private sector. Jacqueline works for clients in various industries including financial services, defence, technology and energy and resources.


  • various clients with reviews/audits/litigation underway involving revenue (Australian Border Force, AusIndustry, Australian Taxation Office and State Revenue offices);
  • various clients on corporate tax, complex transfer pricing, corporate and personal tax residency, indirect tax and Customs duties;
  • various clients seeking eligibility into the Commonwealth’s R&D tax incentive program;
  • a confidential client on a large and complex settlement with both tax technical and debt recovery proceedings;
  • individuals and corporate entities on general administrative law disputes; and
  • importers, exporters, licensed warehouses and customs brokers on compliance issues and disputes with the Comptroller-General of Customs.

Professional Membership

  • Tax Institute of Australia

Latest thinking

Tax | 20 Jun 2022

Tax losses aren't dirty laundry – so don't wash them

Beware of recent messages encouraging ‘opportunities’ to realise losses on CGT assets prior to 30 June in ‘wash sale’ type arrangements.