Michael Parker

Partner

Qualifications: LLB, BEcon

Industries

Practices

Michael’s practice focuses on tax disputes, capital gains tax, business sales and acquisitions and restructuring. He also acts in matters that deal with domestic income tax, tax compliance, tax training tax due diligence.

Michael has been recognised in The Best Lawyers in Australia in Tax Law every year since 2016.

Experience

  • Handling tax disputes including audits, objections, and AAT and Federal Court litigation.
  • Advising tax consolidated groups on their tax sharing agreements, and entry and exit consequences.
  • Providing tax expert reports for various product disclosure statements.
  • Advising clients on structuring business sales, mergers, restructures and acquisitions, so as to best take advantage of available tax concessions and tax rollovers.
  • Providing advice on tax debt/equity rules.
  • Advising on the operation and effects of the tax consolidation rules.
  • Providing advice on the application of various trust and company tax loss rules, and inter-entity loan rules.

Latest thinking

Thinking | 12 Sep 2019

Talking Tax - Issue 170

This week in Talking Tax we discuss the Commissioner’s recent win in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal in a case concerning the application of the four personal services business tests. We also take a look at tax determinations and a practical compliance guideline released by the ATO in draft for consultation.