Alison Haines Partner

Alison is a Chartered Accountant with extensive experience across all areas of corporate taxation.

This includes tax risk management and governance, strategic acquisitions and divestments, international tax, transfer pricing, tax accounting, fringe benefits tax and indirect taxes.She continues to maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with the Australian Tax Office, Foreign Investment Review Board and other regulatory bodies.

Alison was previously the Head of Tax for Carlton & United Breweries and was the Australian tax lead on all strategic acquisition, divestments and restructures affecting the business in the past decade.

She has extensive experience in both pro-active tax risk mitigation and the management of tax disputes, audits and reviews across both direct and indirect taxes.

Experience

General

Taxation audits and enquiries

Management of numerous Australian Taxation Office risk reviews and audits for Top 100 taxpayer.

Major global manufacturing group

Acting for an Australian subsidiary of a major global manufacturing group in relation to an Australian Taxation Office Large Business Audit.

Foster’s Group

Managed the Australian tax integration and consolidation issues following the global takeover of Foster’s Group Limited by SABMiller.

AB InBev

Australian tax and financial reporting lead on the proposed partial IPO of the APAC businesses on the Hong Kong stock exchange.

Leadership, people and change management

Led teams through significant periods of change and uncertainty, including acquisitions, demergers, takeovers, business transformation projects.

Recognition

In-house Tax Director (finalist)
International Tax Review Asia Tax Awards, 2020

Career & qualifications

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Business (Accounting), Latrobe University
  • Chartered Accountant
  • Registered Tax Agent

Memberships

  • Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
  • Tax Institute of Australia

International experience

  • Global Tax Director for Foster’s Group, with responsibility for managing all aspects of the direct and indirect tax profile in each jurisdiction that Foster’s operated
  • Managed a long running tax litigation in India relating to the disposal of shares and intellectual property

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Federal Budget 2021

In this special Insight we bring you the key taxation measures announced by the Treasurer, the Hon. Josh Frydenberg, in the 2021-22 Australian Federal Budget on Tuesday 11 May 2021.

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