Director, PPM Tax & Legal Pty Ltd
BA LLB GradDipLegPrac
Philip Magoffin is a founding director of PPM Tax and Legal Pty Ltd, a boutique indirect tax firm with offices in Brisbane and Melbourne. Philip has over 20 years of specialist experience in stamp duties and payroll tax (for all states and territories). He advises clients on indirect tax litigation, mergers and acquisitions, group restructures, payroll tax audits, exemption applications and exclusion orders. Formerly from the Queensland Office of State Revenue and some of the ‘Big-4’ global firms, Philip also specialises in operations taxes such as customs duties, fuel tax and long service leave levies for multinational corporate groups, regional businesses and other professional practices.
Director, PPM Tax & Legal Pty Ltd
LLB(Hons) BBus(Dis) GradDipLegPrac
One of the founding Directors of PPM Tax & Legal, Scott has over 14 years’ experience in providing indirect taxation and litigation services with a specific focus on the areas of payroll tax, stamp duty and WorkCover insurance. Prior to PPM, Scott worked at both PricewaterhouseCoopers and Deloitte.
Scott has worked for a number of clients on a broad range of indirect tax issues, having particular experience in working with clients in the property, manufacturing and transportation sectors. Scott is one of Australia’s leading payroll tax advisors, providing expert advice in a highly specialised field. Scott’s core areas of expertise include:
• Payroll Tax Consulting & Compliance (all Australian jurisdictions);
• Stamp Duty Consulting & Compliance (all Australian jurisdictions);
• Workcover and Federal Employment Taxes; and
• General Legal Consulting.
In addition to his role as Director of PPM Tax & Legal, Scott is keen aviator, having clocked up around 200 hours of flight time.
Director, PPM Tax Tech Pty Ltd
JD BBus(Man) GradCertIntlCustLaw&Admin
Peter is one of Australia’s leading Fuel Tax Credit advisors and co-creator of the Teletrac Navman FTC Manager software. With more than 14 years’ experience, Peter has helped hundreds of clients claim refunds from the ATO and maximise their ongoing Fuel Tax Credit entitlements since the Scheme’s inception in 2006.
Prior to joining PPM in mid-2012, Peter worked at both PricewaterhouseCoopers and Deloitte specialising in Fuel Tax Credits and more broadly, customs and excise. Peter’s professional background is predominantly legal, having completed a Juris Doctor, Bachelor of Business Management with a major in International Business and a Graduate Certificate in International Customs and Administration Law.
Peter has assisted a wide range of clients across a variety of industry sectors, from large multinational mining companies, to small business owners and sole traders. Peter has been successful in securing many millions of dollars’ worth of Fuel Tax Credits and customs duty refunds from the Australian Taxation Office and the Australian Customs & Border Protection Service. Peter’s core areas of expertise are:
• Fuel Tax Credit;
• Customs & Excise Duties;
• Tariff Concessions;
• Free Trade Agreements; and
• Portable Long Service Leave Levies.
When not at work, Peter spends most of his time with his 6-year old identical twin daughters. He is also a keen sports fan, being a long-time member and season ticket holder of the Brisbane Lions Football Club
Director, PPM Innovation Pty Ltd
Tracey Murray is a stalwart of the Australian indirect tax landscape. Acknowledged by her peers, Government and industry alike as one of Australia’s preeminent tax practitioners, her dual specialisation in both R&D tax and transfer pricing sets her apart in professional services.
Tracey has developed and led practices within Australia’s largest accounting and intellectual firms, as well as having extensive experience as an auditor within the ATO, as an R&D manager for top ASX 100 companies and as a taxation manager for iconic international companies such as British Rail.
Tracey’s reputation as a recognised expert in the Australian R&D tax field has resulted in her being invited to advise Federal Ministers for both major political parties, presenting to Australian Federal Senate committees as well as to key industry association bodies. In addition to regularly contributing content to the Australian Financial Review, Tracey is also a published author on innovation and taxation law subjects in publications such as the ASX-NAB ‘Entrepreneurs Guide’ 2018.
In respect of her Transfer Pricing specialisation, Tracey has developed a specific expertise on issues associated with Intellectual Property and Services. The ATO has acknowledged Tracey’s depth of knowledge in this key area of taxation law, regularly engaging her as an expert witness during audits that consider the arm’s length nature of the development and use of IP.
Tracey recently completed an Advanced Diploma in Transfer Pricing at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law and is a published author on the topic, including in the Financier Worldwide Transfer Pricing Annual Review 2018.
Director, PPM Innovation Pty Ltd
BBus, LLB, LLM (Intellectual Property), Registered Trade Marks attorney
Helping businesses obtain funding and grow through innovation
My passion is helping businesses structure and finance their improvement programs, in order to achieve growth and success.
For the past 20 years I have worked in Australia’s largest accounting and intellectual property firms, developing expert knowledge on the myriad of innovation focused tax incentives, grants and funding oppourntities available from Australia’s Federal, State and Local governments. In a changing word, innovation is a critical element that drives business success and given the importance of innovation to the health of the Australian economy, Government bodies and Departments actively support innovative activities conducted by Australian businesses. Not only do I have a proven track record in knowing what support is available to fund innovation within your business, I also have a deep technical expertise that allows me to communicate the value of your innovation effectively, in order to secure the maximum funding available under various Government programs.
Once funding has been received, the next step is to use this scarce resource in a manner that generates the highest potential for success. It is at this stage in a business’ innovation program that I can add significant value. By working closely with businesses, I facilitate and mentor the development and implementation of robust project and knowledge management procedures that aim to bridge the divide between a great idea and commercial success. By developing and adopting a formal, end-to-end project management strategy, I can ensure you are never disappointed in your innovation outcomes.
I love helping companies succeed through innovation