PROFILE

Full Name: Anna R Wilson
Email: anna.wilson@vicbar.com.au
Phone:+61 3 9225 8209
Mobile:0478 47 55 88
Chambers: Owen Dixon Chambers West
Room: 0513
Date of Admission: 6 Apr 1998
Called to the Bar: 30 Apr 2015
Qualifications: LLB, B.Sc., M.Tax, A.Mus.A, Accredited Translator (NAATI No. 75201)
Previous Occupation: Solicitor; Translator, Olympic Cyclist

Profile

Anna Wilson specialises in tax and commercial law. She acts for the Commissioner and the taxpayer in both State and Federal jurisdictions. Her practice extends to tax and structuring advice, tax investigations and audits, private rulings, objections, through to tax litigation and alternative dispute resolution. Anna is also developing a practice in tax and white-collar crime.

Anna has extensive experience as a tax and commercial specialist in large law firms having worked for over 10 years with Norton Rose Fulbright, including 15 months in Munich, Germany and two years with Gadens in Melbourne. She commenced her legal career working mainly in property law before concentrating on tax from 2008.

Anna obtained her law and science degrees (majoring in mathematics and physics) from Monash University and has a Masters of Taxation Law from Melbourne University, where she was awarded the Graham Hill Taxation Law prize.

Anna has a special interest in residency for tax purposes, employee share schemes, self-managed superannuation funds, limited recourse and other borrowing arrangements involving SMSFs, insolvency and bankruptcy, estate and succession planning, trusts, charitable structures, income tax exempt and deductible gift recipient endorsements as well as State taxes, particularly stamp duty and land tax.

Anna is fluent in German and is accredited as a professional translator from German into English (NAATI No. 75201).

Prior to her legal career, Anna was a professional cyclist and represented Australia at the Atlanta and Sydney Olympic Games and the Kuala Lumpur and Manchester Commonwealth Games.

Contact details:

Room 0513 Owen Dixon Chambers West | 525 Lonsdale Street | Melbourne Vic 3000

Mobile 0478 47 55 88 | Ph 9225 8209

Clerk: Foley's List | 205 William Street | Melbourne Vic 3000

DX 92 Melb | Phone 03 9225 7777 | Fax 03 9225 8480

Memberships

Fellow of the Taxation Institute of Australia
Member of State Technical Committee, Taxation Institute of Australia
Tax Bar Association

Qualifications:

LLB/B.Sc. (Monash)

M.Tax (Melbourne)

Professional translator German > English. NAATI (National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters) No. 75201

Recent appearances:

  • Commissioner of Taxation v Ludekens (No 2) [2016] FCA 755 (led by Daryl Williams QC) - a decision on the penalty to be applied under the promoter penalty provisions in the Taxation Administration Act.
  • DTMP and Commissioner of Taxation [2016] AATA 684 - regarding the Tribunal's discretion to allow the taxpayer to expand the grounds of objection and circumstances where the prejudice to the Commissioner is such that the discretion will not be exercised.
  • Appearance before the GAAR panel in April 2016 (led by Terry Murphy QC).
  • Master Solutions Australia Pty Ltd v Commissioner of State Revenue [2016] VCAT 1356 - concerning land rich duty.
  • Robbins v Commissioner of State Revenue [2016] VCAT 1265 - regarding land tax and the principal place of residence exemption.

Presentations/papers:

Anna has presented and/or written papers on:

  • GST-Free Going Concerns and Property Development
  • A review of AAT cases on the employee/contractor distinction
  • The taxation of earnout arrangements
  • Limited recourse borrowing arrangements for self-managed superannuation funds
  • Unit trust structures and SMSF borrowing
  • GST and leasing - implications of the MBI Properties cases: MBI Properties Pty Ltd v FCT [2013] FCA 56; MBI Properties Pty Limited v FCT [2013] FCAFC 112; FCT v MBI Properties Pty Ltd [2014] HCA 49
  • Tax planning for medical practitioners
  • Taxation issues in property development
  • Changes to the taxation of employee share schemes as of 1 July 2015
  • The personal liability of liquidators/receivers under section 254 of the 1936 Act: implications of the Full Federal Court decision in Commissioner of Taxation v Australian Buildings Systems Pty Ltd (in liq) [2014] FCAFC 133 (noting that the appeal to the High Court was heard on September 8 2015).
  • The ATO's refreshed code of settlement, released 15 October 2014
  • Project DOIT - the ATO's 2014 voluntary disclosure project for offshore income/assets

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Other Languages Spoken

  • German

Areas of Practice

Commercial

  • Bankruptcy
  • Corporate Insolvency
  • Real Property
  • Superannuation

Public/Administrative

  • Judicial Review and administrative law

Criminal

  • Extradition
  • Fraud
  • Proceeds of Crime/Money Laundering
  • White Collar and Corporate Crime

Equity

  • Real Property
  • Trusts
  • Wills and Probate

Tax/Revenue

  • Capital Gains Tax
  • Goods and services tax
  • Income Tax
  • International Tax
  • Land Tax
  • Payroll Tax
  • Stamp Duty and other state taxes

Also Entitled to Practise in

  • Federal Court of Australia
  • High Court of Australia

Committee Memberships

  • Tax Bar Association
From 1 May 2015, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.


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