Michael Walpole is a Professor of Taxation Law. Michael’s research interests include tax transfer pricing and GST/VAT and he has contributed to OECD projects on several VAT topics. Michael’s PhD thesis was on the taxation of goodwill and he has undertaken a number of research projects on the taxation of intangible property. He also researches aspects of tax administration and costs of tax compliance as well as tax dispute resolution and the ethics of tax practice.
Michael joined Atax in 1994 from an overseas academic position. Prior to academic life, Michael worked as a Tax Consultant with Ernst & Young, and prior to that he was in private practice as a legal practitioner (solicitor and barrister). He has been awarded the Hill Medal by the Australasian Tax Teachers Association (ATTA) for his contribution to tax teaching and policy and he is a past President of ATTA.
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Microbusinesses face a range of financial challenges, and help is often needed to manage pressing financial problems such as Australian Taxation Office (ATO) debts
Given that Australia's tax relief rules are outdated, policymakers should focus on three key points for reform, write UNSW Business School's Ann Kayis-Kumar, Kevin O'Rourke and Michael Walpole