Chris Sievers

Bar Roll: 2001 Admitted: 1998
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Chris practises primarily in revenue law, with a focus on indirect taxes including GST and stamp duty.  Chris has a substantial advice practice and has appeared on behalf of taxpayers and the Commonwealth in numerous disputes in Federal and State jurisdictions, including as Counsel for the taxpayer in the first GST case to be heard by the High Court.

Chris is the author of the blog “All about GST in Australia” which provides a comprehensive resource on all matters relating to GST, including court decisions (in Australia and overseas), legislative developments and rulings by the ATO.

Chris left the Bar for a little over three years (returning in 2011) to head the Melbourne Tax Controversy Group at PricewaterhouseCoopers and to lead a national focus on indirect tax controversy matters.  During that time, he acted on behalf of clients in a wide range of taxation disputes, ranging from risk reviews and audits to litigation.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Chris was a solicitor in the Tax Group at Arthur Robinson & Hedderwicks (now Allens).

 

 

*Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation

Equity & TrustsTaxes – FederalTaxes – State

QUALIFICATIONS:

LLB (Hons), BCom, Grad Dip Tax

MEMBERSHIP & ASSOCIATIONS:

Member - Taxation Institute of Australia

Chris Sievers

Bar Roll: 2001 Admitted: 1998
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Profile

Chris practises primarily in revenue law, with a focus on indirect taxes including GST and stamp duty.  Chris has a substantial advice practice and has appeared on behalf of taxpayers and the Commonwealth in numerous disputes in Federal and State jurisdictions, including as Counsel for the taxpayer in the first GST case to be heard by the High Court.

Chris is the author of the blog “All about GST in Australia” which provides a comprehensive resource on all matters relating to GST, including court decisions (in Australia and overseas), legislative developments and rulings by the ATO.

Chris left the Bar for a little over three years (returning in 2011) to head the Melbourne Tax Controversy Group at PricewaterhouseCoopers and to lead a national focus on indirect tax controversy matters.  During that time, he acted on behalf of clients in a wide range of taxation disputes, ranging from risk reviews and audits to litigation.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Chris was a solicitor in the Tax Group at Arthur Robinson & Hedderwicks (now Allens).

 

 

*Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation

Areas of Practice

Equity & TrustsTaxes – FederalTaxes – State

Cases

Qualifications & Memberships

QUALIFICATIONS::

LLB (Hons), BCom, Grad Dip Tax

MEMBERSHIP & ASSOCIATIONS:

Member - Taxation Institute of Australia