Andrew Henshaw

Director

ABOUT ANDREW

Andrew lives and breathes tax. He is passionate about getting wins for his clients, solving difficult legal issues and giving clear practical advice.

Andrew has been a Director of Velocity Legal since the firm was founded in 2016, and established Velocity Legal’s Sydney practice in 2019.

Andrew acts for a diverse range of private businesses, high net-wealth individuals and family groups. While Andrew specialises in difficult tax disputes and complex tax advice, he prides himself on distilling his legal analysis into clear practical advice.

Andrew is a Chartered Tax Advisor with the Tax Institute. He is an active contributor in the tax community, and frequently publishes his insights through his blog ‘Life, Death and Taxes’, law reform bodies and other tax publications. Andrew is also a regular presenter, through forums including the Institute of Public Accountants, CPA Australia, the Television Education Network, Legalwise and TaxTalks.

Andrew holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws from Monash University, and a Masters of Law from the University of Melbourne.

EXPERIENCE

  • managing a complex CGT dispute on behalf of a taxpayer in relation to a $20m+ tax assessment;
  • advising on the application of the small business CGT concessions in a variety of complicated and novel circumstances;
  • advising on the internal restructure and reorganisation of a cross-border tech business with an enterprise value of $5m+;
  • managing a complex and long running Division 7A audit;
  • approaching the ATO in relation to numerous private rulings, objections and voluntary disclosures; and
  • advising on the taxation implications of a $30m+ property development in Victoria.

RECOGNITION

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

 

  • Tax Disputes (including audits, objections, rulings, voluntary disclosures and settlements);
  • Income Tax (including CGT, Division 7A, Taxation of Trusts, Small Business CGT Concessions, International Tax and Tax Residency);
  • GST (including margin scheme and property development);
  • State Taxes (including Payroll tax, landholder duty and duty exemptions);
  • Estate and Succession Planning; and
  • Trust Law.

RECOGNITION

Lawyers Weekly

Finalist- Taxation 2019

30 Under 30

Finalist – Taxation 2018

Latest Insights from Andrew

The Eichmann Case – Federal Court

The Eichmann Case – Federal Court

PODCAST: The Eichmann Case – Federal Court Insights by Andrew Henshaw  Insight Authors...ANDREW HENSHAW Director Andrew specialises in difficult tax disputes and complex tax advice. He is passionate about getting wins for his clients, solving difficult legal issues...

Tax Residency – another one bites the dust (the Joubert case)

Tax Residency – another one bites the dust (the Joubert case)

Tax Residency – another one bites the dust(the Joubert case) By Andrew Henshaw, Director and Harrison Dell, Senior AssociateThey say home is where the heart is. The recent AAT decision in Joubert and FCT [2020] AATA 2645 is a timely reminder that this proverb...

PODCAST: Jobkeeper 2.1

PODCAST: Jobkeeper 2.1

PODCAST: Jobkeeper 2.1 Insights by Andrew Henshaw Insight Authors...ANDREW HENSHAW Director Andrew specialises in difficult tax disputes and complex tax advice. He is passionate about getting wins for his clients, solving difficult legal issues and giving clear...

The Eichmann Case – Federal Court

The Eichmann Case – Federal Court

PODCAST: The Eichmann Case – Federal Court Insights by Andrew Henshaw  Insight Authors...ANDREW HENSHAW Director Andrew specialises in difficult tax disputes and complex tax advice. He is passionate about getting wins for his clients, solving difficult legal issues...

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Level 10, 580 George Street,
Sydney NSW 2000

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Melbourne VIC 3000

Level 10, 580 George Street,
Sydney NSW 2000

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