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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).

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in Australia™
    • Project Finance and Development Practice, 2022-2024
    • Tax Law, 2017-2025
  • Listed by ITR World Tax as a Highly Regarded Leader for Indirect Tax in Australia, 2023-2024
  • Recognised by Chambers Asia-Pacific for Tax in Australia, 2019-2024
  • Recognised by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific as a Recommended Lawyer for Tax in Australia, 2018 and 2020-2024
  • Recognised as a Global Leader by Who's Who Legal in the area of Corporate Tax, 2023
  • Recognised by Doyle's Guide as a Leading Tax Lawyer in New South Wales, Australia, 2018-2023
  • Listed by The Tax Institute as a finalist in the Chartered Tax Adviser of the Year Awards, 2020
  • Listed by Legal Media Group as Highly Regarded in the Tax Expert Guide 13th edition for Indirect Tax in Australia, 2020
  • Chartered Tax Advisor, The Tax Institute (Australia)
  • Law Society of New South Wales 
  • Property Council of Australia (GST committee)
Additional Thought Leadership Pages
  • Victoria cannot tax its way to prosperity, Australian Financial Review, 8 May 2024
  • What Victoria's new commercial property tax means for investors, Australian Financial Review, 23 April 2024
  • Victorian land vendors face significant risk from new contact laws, Australian Financial Review, 2 January 2024
  • Businesses will need crystal ball to avoid NSW tax on restructures, Australian Financial Review, 26 September 2023
  • 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
  • Quoted, "High Court Rejects Tax Break for Dubai's Ruler's Horse Stud", Australian Financial Review, 5 June 2024
  • Quoted, "Investors to be stung by $250m in new advice fees", Australian Financial Review, 26 May 2024
  • Quoted, "New tax hit could push up cost of your dentist visit", Australian Financial Review, 23 May 2024
  • Quoted, “Dentists Wants Exemptions as Medical Payroll Tax Disruption Spreads,” Australian Financial Review, 26 March 2024
  • K&L Gates facilitates $260 million property sale in Deer Park, Australasian Lawyer, 12 March 2024
  • Foreigner property tax may be illegal, Australian Financial Review, 18 January 2024
  • High Court's EV decision threatens state taxes Lawyers say the ramifications of the decision are 'monstrous' and could trigger a shake-up in federal-state relations, Australian Financial Review, 29 November 2023
  • High Court Strikes Down State Tax on EVs in Landmark Ruling, The Epoch Times, 19 October 2023
  • High Court's EV Decision Threatens State Taxes, Australian Financial Review, 18 October 2023
  • 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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