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Bill Mavropoulos

Lawyer and Tax Consultant

Commercial (Tax)

Bill commenced his professional career at Deloitte in their then Growth Solutions Tax division in late 2007 subsequently spending close to 5 years as a tax advisor to top tier law and accounting firm partners in Taxpayers Australia Inc in respect of the most complex tax technical matters.

Bill then worked as a partner in accounting firms, eventually forming his own boutique tax advisory practice in July 2018. He built a solid and successful tax advisory firm prior to completing his law degree and coming to practice at Danaher Moulton.

Legal area of expertise

Bill has worked within tax for coming up to two decades. He enjoys a wide variety of tax work including:

  • Acting as tax counsel on restructures for merger and acquisition or internal re-organisations;
  • Tax controversy from review all the way through to audit and litigation support where appropriate;
  • Advice in relation to Capital Gains Tax particularly in respect of rollovers and concessions;
  • Advice in relation to trusts including specific anti-avoidance, distributions and deceased estates;
  • Advice in relation to companies including commercial debt forgiveness, Division 7A and losses; and
  • Procedural tax laws including amendment of notices of assessment and both public and private binding rulings.
Extra work / interests
  • Liv Member
Significant transactions
  1. Advice to globally listed retailer in respect of commercial debt forgiveness advice instrumental in allowing for successful DOCA to proceed;
  2. Retainer with start-up ConTech company, pre-deal internal re-organisation, government funding application and Series A allowing for expansion of footprint and headcount into US and China;
  3. Retainer with generational farmland divestment of $26m with advice provided in respect of income tax and goods and services tax that meant no tax on the transaction;
  4. Published in Australian Tax Law Bulletin (Lexis Nexis) in 2017 “Revisiting Div 7A – A critique of the current ATO position” that was subsequently adopted by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal in Bendel v FCT [2023] AATA 3074 as to whether an unpaid present entitlement was a loan for Division 7A; and
  5. Acting for various taxpayers in tax controversy engagements, notably securing $200m losses and $5m in Goods and Services Tax for a corporate with significant non-resident investment.