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Who would want to be a company director? Duties, obligations, and liabilities in a tax context paper


This paper covers:

  • the division of power between shareholders and directors
  • identifying the directors of a company
  • directors’ duties
  • liabilities of directors in respect of commonwealth corporate taxation obligations
  • the director penalty regime
  • directors of corporate trustees.

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Paul Sokolowski CTA
Photo of author, Paul SOKOLOWSKI Paul is a partner at Arnold Bloch Leibler, and is the national leader of the firm’s taxation practice. Paul advises clients, including high-net-worth individuals, large private groups and public entities in tax reviews, audits, disputes and litigation, and in domestic and international transactions. Paul is a regular speaker and writer for the Tax Institute, and other organisations and publications. He actively contributes to tax policy, legislative, technical and administrative development and debate. In March 2019, Paul won The Tax Institute’s 2019 Chartered Tax Advisor of the Year Award. - Current at 16 June 2022
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Mark Macrae CTA
Mark is a senior associate in the taxation group at Arnold Bloch Leibler and provides technical and strategic tax advice to a range of clients including high-net-worth individuals, large private groups, public entities and not-for-profits. Mark’s practice focuses on managing all stages of Tax Office audits and disputes, as well as advising on income tax, GST, and foreign investment laws. - Current at 16 August 2021
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