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Tamara Cardan

Senior Associate
Fax +61.3.9205.2055
Ms. Cardan has acted for a broad range of clients including Australian and foreign based corporates, entities in the financial services industry, high wealth individuals, and non-profit organisations. Her main areas of focus include goods and services tax, tax structuring, the application of stamp duty to various transactions and issues associated with royalty withholding tax.
  • Advising a significant Australian corporation on tax structuring options, particularly on the ability to change the beneficial class in several trust deeds without triggering a resettlement.
  • Advising a large Australian listed corporate on the application of the capital gains tax reduction under Subdivision 768-G in respect of the disposal of its Hong Kong subsidiary.
  • Ongoing conduct of an objection to a stamp duty assessment for a large Australian corporate.
  • Representing a pro bono client in obtaining an exemption from payroll tax which resulted in an AUD425,000 tax refund.
  • Successfully obtaining stamp duty exemptions in various jurisdictions in respect of the corporate restructure of an international group.
  • Acting for a liquidator in obtaining several private rulings to confirm that Goods and Services Tax did not apply to the disposal of various assets of the liquidated entity.
  • Representing Questus in ongoing discussions with the Australian Taxation Office in order to obtain a product ruling regarding the application of the NRAS tax offset to Questus' participation in the NRAS scheme.
  • Advising an Australian franchisor on the tax implications of extending their franchise operations to India, and the impact of the India-Australia Double Taxation Agreement.
  • Advising a newly incorporated entity as to their obligations in respect of goods and services tax.
  • Advising a foreign-based corporate as to the application of the royalty withholding provisions to a transaction involving the sale of scientific and technical information located in Australia.