TaxEd Technical Panel

Michael Doran
BBus (Accounting), CA, RTA
TaxEd Director & Technical Panel

Michael has over 20+ years in the tax training and consulting arena, with extensive experience advising in the Government and Not-for-profit sectors, and brings the benefit of this experience to his appointment as a Director of TaxEd. Michael is also a Director of Australia’s leading tax training business, TaxBanter and independent tax consulting firm, Webb Martin Consulting.

Michael specialises in a variety of Indirect Taxes including GST and Employment Taxes such as FBT and Payroll Tax. Michael also has significant experience in matters such as entitlement to ACNC registration and securing tax exemptions and concessions (ITEC, PBI, DGR etc).

Neil Jones
BBus (Accounting)
CPA, CTA – TaxEd Director

Neil Jones is a Director of TaxEd, with primary responsibility of delivery of training. Neil has a wealth of tax experience and aims to make all training, whether face to face or on line, a pleasant and enjoyable learning experience.

After a 17 year career at the Australian Tax Office, Neil spent time with KPMG, PWC, and 10 years with the Webb Martin Tax Training business. He has presented on most areas of taxation including GST, FBT and State taxes and to a range of clients including Government Organisations, Industry and the accounting and legal profession. Neil is also a Director of TaxBanter Pty Ltd, a highly regarded Tax Training organisation, and delivers tax training across Australia to its many and varied clients on all aspects of taxation matters.

Simon Calabria
TaxEd Director & Technical Panel

Simon is a specialist Indirect Tax adviser with over 25 years experience, and has advised on GST since its introduction in 1998. During GST implementation he was a key adviser to many corporate and government entities (including TAC, Victorian WorkCover and NSW WorkCover), and has continued to provide advice and education on GST matters on a vast range of issues and organisations.

Simon brings strong technical skills to dealing with GST issues, but always with a practical approach.

He has been a member of the CPA Melbourne Indirect Tax Committee for over 10 years, and is also a Director of the independent tax advisory firm Webb Martin Consulting.

Rob Power
B Bus (Accounting), CPA
TaxEd Director & Technical Panel

Rob has over 20 years tax experience, including 6 years within the ATO in various audit (including FBT audit) and advising divisions. Rob has accumulated a high level of technical knowledge across a broad range of tax issues including income and employment taxes, tax, CGT, superannuation and FBT.

Rob provides advice to accountants, corporates and not-for-profits on a variety of income tax, CGT, superannuation and FBT issues. Rob also plays an active part in undertaking independent FBT reviews for employers as well as reviewing salary sacrifice policies of not-for-profit entities so as to ensure compliance with legislative and internal policy in regards to the FBT caps available to certain income tax-exempt employers.

Further, and as a result of the ever increasing compliance activities of the ATO, Rob has been actively involved in assisting taxpayers subject to ATO reviews.

Finally, Rob has presented FBT/salary sacrifice sessions at various public conferences events as well as for entities as part of their in-house training requirements.

Andrew Orange
BA LLB (Hons), B Com LLM, CTA
TaxEd Technical Panel

Andrew has advised in taxation matters for over 15 years, commencing with the introduction of GST.

He has extensive experience in not-for-profit tax matters (e.g. gift deductibility, income tax exemption etc). He also provides advice in relation to GST and State/Territory taxation matters (e.g. tax concessions for not-for-profit entities). With a background in commercial and property law, he is able to draw on an understanding of transactional issues in the course of providing tax advice.