Taxation, Dispute Resolution & Litigation
Megan is Special Counsel in the Dispute Resolution and Litigation team. She has more than 10 years’ experience in State and Federal tax dispute resolution.
She has assisted private and public companies, not-for-profit entities, individuals, trusts, partnerships and superannuation funds to navigate and manage State, Federal and inter-jurisdictional tax issues, including:
In addition to being a lawyer she is also a trained mediator.
Megan is recognised for her technical expertise and focus on finding solutions that are in line with client objectives.
Megan’s recent experience includes matters involving the:
01 March 2023 - Knowledge
The Full Federal Court has rejected the Commissioner of Taxation’s appeal on section 100A from the first decision in the Guardian AIT case, confirming that the inquiry required by section 100A is different to Part IVA of the Income Tax Assessment Act.
30 November 2022 - Knowledge
The Government has released the Treasury Laws Amendment (Measures for a later sitting) Bill 2022: Franked distributions funded by capital raisings. If enacted, franking credits will not be available for distributions made since 19 December 2016 that are funded by capital if they made outside of ordinary distribution patterns.
22 June 2022 - Knowledge
With the financial year coming to a close, we know how frantic this time of year can be personally, and from a business perspective. In this article, we highlight the key tax considerations to be aware of to put you and your business in the best possible position come 30 June.
09 March 2022 - Knowledge
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A recent Federal Court decision has demonstrated that the Commissioner of Taxation can seek freezing orders to enforce tax debts against overseas parties.
25 February 2022 - Knowledge
The ATO’s new draft taxation determination, TD 2022/D1, signals a shift away from sub-trusts as a means to comply with Division 7A of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936. How will this impact trust distributions?
13 December 2021 - Knowledge
We review the current tax residency tests for individuals and discuss how a proposed new framework may change the landscape.
26 October 2021 - Knowledge
A rezoning of Victorian landholdings that takes effect on or after 1 July 2023 and results in an increase in value of more than $100,000 could expose you to a windfall gains tax of up to 50 per cent of the total uplift in value.
30 May 23
In this webinar, we will look at key developments in these areas, including: recent data breach cases and trends, reviews of Queensland and Commonwealth privacy legislation, the rise of Chat GPT, AI tools, and key risks and cyber security developments.
31 May 23
IBAC and the Victorian Ombudsman have investigated a number of complaints in relation to Victorian local councils and produced a series of reports. In this presentation, partner Joseph Monaghan, will provide a basic overview of IBAC and the Victorian Ombudsman, their respective roles and functions under their establishing legislation and an overview of recent IBAC and Ombudsman investigation reports involving local councils.
05 Jun 23
The recent extreme flood events raise a series of legal issues including the liability of local councils for decisions that expose residents and businesses to greater risk from flooding events, and remedial steps to address past decision-making. In this webinar, partner Joseph Monaghan and lawyer Jacob Atkinson will discuss these topics.