• Agenda items


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    1. Welcome, minutes and action items

    Deputy Commissioner Shane Reardon, Public Groups and International opened the meeting and welcomed all members and participants.

    He also welcomed a new member Michael Cranston (Deputy Commissioner, Private Groups and High Wealth Individuals).

    Apologies were received from: Cindy Perryman (BHP Billiton Limited), Pero Stojanovski (Business Council of Australia) and Matthew Brine (Treasury).

    The Deputy Commissioner informed members that this will be the last meeting with Andrew Warren (General Manager Taxation, Asia Pacific, Xstrata Corporate), Trevor Hughes (Managing Partner, Business Tax Services Oceania, Ernst & Young) and Bruce Quigley (Second Commissioner, Compliance Group. David Watkins (Partner National Tax, Deloitte Touche and Tohmatsu) will replace Trevor as the Big 4 accounting representative on the LBLG.

    Members stepping down were acknowledged and thanked for their significant contributions to this forum. Special mention was made to Second Commissioner Quigley as he enters retirement at the end of 2013 after working with the ATO for over 41 years.

    Apologies were received from Peter Crone (Director Policy, Business Council of Australia), Rob Heferen (Executive Director, Revenue Group, Treasury) and Chen Leon (Vice President Taxation Asia Pacific, BHP Billiton Limited).

    Two new action items were developed as part of the day’s meeting discussion.

    No. 1

    Action item No.1


    Agenda item

    LBLG meeting – 19 November 2013

    Refer Agenda Item 7

    Agenda topic

    ATO Consultative Arrangements

    Action item

    Advise Vanda Davis (Ford Motor Company of Australia) out of session if the ATO is consulting on the following matters:

    Transfer pricing matters (Division 815 Technical Working Group)

    International Dealings Schedule (separate consultation process because the information requirements go beyond transfer pricing)


    Peter Coakley, Assistant Commissioner ATO


    No. 2

    Action item No.2


    Agenda item

    LBLG meeting – 19 November 2013

    Refer Agenda Item 10

    Agenda topic

    Other Business

    Action item

    Advise Vanda Davis (Ford Motor Company of Australia) of outcome of decision of Indirect Tax Ruling Panel on submission by Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries for amendment to the GST Act to ensure that all incentives fall within the GST Act.


    James O’Halloran

    Action item register

    There are no other outstanding action items on the register.

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