Robyn Thomas

Robyn Thomas is a Senior Associate at Balazs Lazanas & Welch LLP, specialising in goods and services tax, tax litigation and tax administration. Robyn advises clients on a wide range of domestic and international indirect tax issues, including in respect of global supplies, property, anti-avoidance and the resolution of disputes with the Australian Tax Office. Robyn also contributes to our Australian GST Journal.

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Phoenix falling: New GST measure to fight tax avoidance in the property sector

Phoenix falling: New GST measure to fight tax avoidance in the property sector

Desperate times call for desperate measures. Following an ATO submission to the 2015 Senate Inquiry on ‘Insolvency in the Australian construction industry’, which reported that $1.8 billion in GST debt had been written off as a result of phoenix activity by property developers, the Australian Government announced drastic changes in the 2017-18 Budget which would attempt to stem the bleed. … Read More