Peter Fogarty is a partner in our Melbourne office where he specialises in indirect taxation, both State and Federal.
He has a wealth of experience in relation to all State taxes on an Australia-wide basis, with a particular emphasis on stamp duties. His practice is wide-ranging in these fields. His previous experience as a Deputy Commissioner in the Victorian State Revenue Office has been of significant assistance in matching technical provisions with policy considerations in relation to State taxation.
Peter's practice encompasses GST. He has provided comprehensive advice on wide-ranging GST issues to a number of the firm's major clients, including National Australia Bank, Telstra, AXA and GE. Peter's experience in advising on financing transactions and the related stamp duty impact has been of considerable benefit in relation to GST, particularly in its application to financial supplies.
Peter advises in relation to other Federal Indirect Taxes including Customs and Excise and the ACIS regime. He also has significant taxation litigation experience including acting in a number of cases before the Victorian Administrative Appeals Tribunal (now VCAT), the Supreme Court of Victoria and the High Court of Australia.