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Board of Taxation appoints two new members

The federal government has appointed two new part-time members to the Board of Taxation – a non-statutory advisory body to improve taxation laws for business and the community.

Board of Taxation appoints two new members
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  • Karen Tan
  • May 18, 2021
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Tanya Titman and Ian Kellock take up the appointments for a three-year period, starting 12 May 2021.

Assistant Treasurer Michael Sukkar announced the new members will replace BDO partner Dr Mark Pizzacalla and KPMG partner Craig Yaxley after their six-year term recently expired.

Ms Titman is a partner at BDO and head of strategic innovation.

She has 25 years’ experience working with SMEs especially in strategic planning and management accounting.

Ms Titman is the creator of BDO’s Startups Program and Business Growth Program for SMEs, and founded her own small business – Acceler8, providing financial education for business owners.

She is a fellow of CPA Australia, and particularly loves inspiring women in business.

Ian Kellock is a tax partner at the global law firm, Ashurst, specialising in corporate and international tax, advising clients on tax outcomes for mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructures, and financing.

He has over 20 years’ experience in taxation and is a Chartered Accountant.

The new appointments will join the Board of Taxation for an immediate evaluation of the dual-agency administration model for the Research and Development Tax Incentive (R&DTI) – a self-assessment program providing tax offsets for eligible company R&D expenditure.

The Morrison government thanked outgoing members, Dr Pizzacalla and Yaxley, for their contribution to the board’s work over the past six years.

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