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Matthew Cridland

Matthew Cridland is a Sydney based indirect tax lawyer. He advises clients in relation to all indirect taxes, including goods and services tax (GST), stamp duty, land tax, payroll tax, wine equalisation tax (WET), luxury car tax (LCT), customs duty and excise.

With respect to clients and sectors, his areas of experience include: real property, financial services, corporate mergers and acquisitions, energy and resources, public private partnerships (PPPs) and infrastructure, telecommunications, retail, insolvency and restructuring, and inbound intangible supplies. He also has experience advising both Federal and State Government agencies.

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Matthew worked at an international law firm where he was the Head of the GST and Customs Duty (Australia).

  • ITR World Tax, World Tax Practitioners Rankings - Asia-Pacific, ranked as a Highly Regarded Leader for Indirect Tax, Australia (2023-current)
  • Listed in the Best Lawyers in Australia™ for Project Finance and Development Practice (2022-present)
  • The Tax Institute, finalist in the Chartered Tax Adviser of the Year Awards (2020)
  • Legal Media Group, listed as Highly Regarded in the Tax Expert Guide (13th Edition) for Indirect Tax – Australia (2020)
  • Chambers Asia Pacific, ranked individual in Tax - Australia (2019-present)
  • Listed in the Best Lawyers in Australia™ for Tax Law (2017-present)
  • Doyle's Guide, recommended as a Leading Tax Lawyer in New South Wales (2018-present)
  • Chartered Tax Advisor, The Tax Institute (Australia)
  • Law Society of New South Wales 
  • Property Council of Australia (GST committee)
Additional Thought Leadership Pages
  • Double duty risks for property fund capital raisings in Victoria, Australian Financial Review, 15 August 2023
  • Residents to cop brunt of NSW development sting, Australian Financial Review, 6 July 2023
  • Tax reform crucial to the success of the National Housing Accord, Australian Financial Review, 22 February 2023
  • Could the new kid on the tax block disrupt real estate?, Australian Financial Review, 12 February 2023
Additional News & Event Pages
  • The court case that threatens to unleash a payroll tax grab, Australian Financial Review, 3 March 2023
  • Doctors prepare for contractor payroll tax hit, Australia Financial Review, 15 March 2023
  • Foreigner surcharge? NSW, Victoria beg to differ, Australian Financial Review, 30 March 2023
  • Billionaire Perich family wins again as judge cancels $27 million stamp duty bill, Brisbane Times; The Age; The Sydney Morning Herald, 4 May 2023
  • The Australian court gives the 'green light' to the embargoes against Spain: "It is too late", Australian Financial Review, 10 May 2023
  • Victoria to abolish stamp duty for non-residential properties, Australian Financial Review, 23 May 2023
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