Name: Mark Mathews
Qualifications: B Comm, LLB (Hons), Grad Dip Legal Practice (Distinction)
Title: Legal Practitioner Director and Chartered Tax Advisor
Organisation: Mathews Tax Lawyers Pty Ltd
Immediation Practice Area: Expert Determination
I am a Chartered Tax Advisor and the Legal Practitioner Director of Mathews Tax Lawyers. I have over 30 years’ experience in the tax profession. As such, I bring a wealth of tax advisory and tax dispute resolution experience spanning a broad range of markets and industries.
I specialise in tax dispute resolution. I have negotiated the settlement of major tax disputes and run complex tax litigation in the Federal Court of Australia and the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. In previous matters I have acted for taxpayers and the Commissioner of Taxation, so I understand how each side of the table approaches a dispute. Prior to entering private practice, I was Tax Counsel in the ATO. My vast experience at the ATO, spanning over 13 years in policy, technical and litigation areas, has given me a unique insight into the ATO’s approach to tax law interpretation, administration and litigation.
I was admitted to practise as a legal practitioner of the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory and as a barrister of the High Court of Australia and Federal Court of Australia on 29 June 2001. I was admitted to practise as a barrister of the Supreme Court of Queensland on 11 March 2002. I am a member of the Queensland Law Society and an associate member of the Bar Association of Queensland. I was granted the designation Chartered Tax Advisor by The Tax Institute in 2006.
What I enjoy most about my role is helping clients and taking their stress away by resolving their tax problems and disputes.
Banking and Finance (Fringe benefits tax, GST, Income tax, Land tax, Payroll tax, Stamp Duty, Taxation - Federal, Taxation - State), Wills, estates and charities (Trusts).