MinterEllison's taxation team has a strong record in advising on the full range of GST issues across a variety of industries.

Our services include GST document reviews, drafting precedent GST clauses, advice in relation to mergers and acquisitions and structuring, negotiating GST positions in relation to contracts, advice on input tax recovery and apportionment methodologies, GST dispute management, private ruling applications and GST due diligences.

BasicsCard project

Advised the Department of Human Services on the introduction of the new BasicsCard – the Australian Government’s income management point of sale card solution. We assisted with the approach to market documentation, evaluated tender responses and prepared the final contract with the preferred tenderer, and advised on procurement, contracting, GST and regulatory issues and engagement with stakeholder agencies.

AMEX acquisition of David Jones' credit card portfolio

Advised American Express on its acquisition of ASX listed David Jones' entire credit card portfolio for $450million and the subsequent issue of co-branded American Express and David Jones credit cards, which transaction was innovative and involved an in depth understanding of associated risks.