Anthony Versace, KPMG

Anthony Versace, KPMG

Partner, Financial Services Indirect Tax Practice

Anthony has extensive experience in all aspects of Australian GST advisory.  Anthony is a specialist in providing technical GST advice for clients in all industries, with a particular focus on superannuation, insurance, financial services, funds management and property industry clients.

Anthony’s current clients include a number of large insurers, government bodies, superannuation funds, fund managers, property developers and multi-national clients and thus Anthony has gained an intimate understanding of the GST issues relevant to these industries.

Anthony has also developed a strong reputation as a leading GST adviser in the funds management, superannuation and insurance industries.

Industry/sector experience

Anthony’s experience includes the following:

  • Providing assistance to several major clients who have come under GST audit or review y the Australian Taxation Office (ATO), including preparing clients for audits and reviews, assisting in managing the ATO process, and negotiating with senior members of the ATO on behalf of clients.
  • Providing advice to clients on GST implications and industry practices for managed investment schemes and superannuation funds, including entitlement to recover GST, and efficient structuring of transactions for GST purposes.
  • Working with clients in all relevant industries to implement ‘apportionment’ models, and to review and enhance existing apportionment models, resulting in a number of large GST refund claims.
  • Liaising with and lobbying ATO and Treasury on behalf of KPMG and key clients in relation to major proposed changes to the GST laws

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