George Kolliou, Director, AG Tax Lawyers, Melbourne
George Kolliou, formerly principal of Kolliou Tax Lawyers, has worked in the taxation field for over 30 years, firstly as an accountant and then as a lawyer. George's special area of interest is the intersection of taxation and trust law particularly in the SME context.
George's aim is to provide sound and practical tax advice to lawyers, accountants, financial planners and their clients. His practice areas include income tax, CGT, GST, stamp duty, land tax and payroll tax, in both advisory and dispute resolution matters.
Some of George's professional highlights include: instructing in the first GST case to go to the High Court of Australia; successfully representing taxpayers in disputes with the ATO and the State Revenue Office; and advising on complex CGT Concessions where the advice stood up to ATO scrutiny.
George regularly presents at tax conferences on SME taxation issues and writes for various professional journals. He has also co-authored the Australian Trusts Tax Handbook published by Thomson Reuters.