Megan is a taxation partner in our Dispute Resolution and Litigation team. She has more than 12 years’ experience in State and Federal tax dispute resolution. Megan is recognised for her technical expertise and focus on finding solutions that are in line with client objectives.
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, Megan is also a trained mediator.
Megan’s recent experience includes matters involving:
19 December 2023 - Knowledge
#Taxation, #Superannuation, Funds Management & Financial Services
The Australian Taxation Office has issued TD 2023/D3, a draft taxation determination for payments made to trustee risk reserves required by super laws. We share our thoughts on the guidance.
14 December 2023 - Knowledge
The Commissioner of Taxation is appealing the Administrative Appeals Tribunal’s decision in Bendel and Commissioner of Taxation  AATA 3074 which conflicts with the ATO’s ruling on unpaid trust entitlements and loans.
26 November 2023 - Knowledge
As business travel returns and the demand for remote working arrangements increases, both employers and employees should be aware of how this impacts their tax obligations.
20 September 2023 - Knowledge
#Property, Planning & Development, #Taxation, #Corporate & Commercial Law
The NSW Government has announced a number of changes to the Duties Act 1997 and Land Tax Management Act 1956 as part of its 23/24 Budget. The changes predominantly affect restructures of corporate entities and private unit trusts and are expected to deliver to the Budget $958.5 million over four years.
17 September 2023 - Knowledge
#Taxation, #Workplace Relations & Safety
With super guarantee integrity being one of the ATO’s eight focus areas, employers are urged to review their payroll systems and policies around how workers are classified for superannuation guarantee purposes and consider voluntary disclosures for any misclassifications.
21 August 2023 - Knowledge
#Taxation, #Workplace Relations & Safety
State revenue authorities are increasing their scrutiny of how payroll taxes are applied to contractors. We take a look at the tax provisions that apply to contractors and share recommended actions for businesses and intermediaries working with contractors.
19 July 2023 - Knowledge
A recent decision in the Federal Court clarifies what constitutes supporting R&D activities and poses as a reminder for businesses to seek advice early in the RDTI process.
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
#Dispute Resolution & Litigation, #Taxation
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?
21 Feb 24 - Melbourne
The Victorian construction industry is highly regulated with directors and officers of construction companies facing general and specific risks of personal liability for the acts of their companies. In this in-person seminar, partners Ben Marshall, Chris Brodrick and Lachlan Ingram will explore three key areas of concern for directors and officers in the construction industry.
21 Feb 24
In the first instalment of our 2024 Construction & Infrastructure webinar series, partner Christine Jones will round up the significant decisions from 2023 concerning the NSW Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act and forecast what's to come in the new year. The one-hour online session will review last year's key changes to the Act, delve into the latest adjudication statistics and explore potential trends for 2024.
22 Feb 24 - Sydney
One of the few things we can rely on is change. Our annual NSW Government lawyers CLE intensive returns as an in-person CLE day, offering a range of topics and CPD core units. This year’s program invites us to filter through the noise and refresh key concepts and skills necessary for the year ahead.