Ian is a highly qualified R&D tax professional, and has worked in the field for nearly 20 years. He has extensive knowledge and experience in accounting and taxation, and their application to R&D projects.
Ian has drafted submissions to government on the new program, met with Treasury, the Innovation Department, the ATO, and AusIndustry on the new legislation, and appeared before the Senate Economics Legislation Committee.
Ian has prepared the R&D Tax Incentive section of the current CCH Master Tax Guide, and is writing the CCH Federal Tax Reporter commentary. He also contributes a regular feature in this area to the Tax Institute.
Prior to joining MJA in 2008, Ian was the Group Tax Manager for OneSteel where he developed an understanding of the practical implementation of R&D tax provisions in a large corporate environment.
Ian holds a degree in Economics and Accounting from Newcastle University, and masters in Taxation Law from UNSW where he received a university award for taxation policy. He is presently a candidate for a PhD in Law (Taxation). He is also a Fellow of the Tax Institute and a Certified Public Accountant.