Chris Vanderkley, CTA

Chris Vanderkley, CTA


Chris leads PwC’s Tax Governance & Transparency Practice. He has assisted more that 150 of the firm’s clients in implementing their tax governance framework and supported them with their ATO Top 1000 Streamlined/Combined Assurance Reviews and their Top 100 Pre Compliance Reviews. Chris has 35 years’ experience as a tax professional. Chris was the former Director of Tax at GE and acted as public officer of all of GE’s GE entities. Chris was also the country CFO at GE and chaired most of GE’s Boards.

All Sessions by Chris Vanderkley, CTA

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Session 23.2: The rise of tax governance in the world of ATO Justified Trust engagements

Corporate Stream

The Commissioner is unapologetically raising future expectations of tax governance levels for all corporate taxpayers. This panel will discuss the ATO’s approach to reviewing governance across assurance programs such as the Top 100 justified trust program, where the concept of justified trust is applied to obtain assurance that taxpayers are paying an appropriate amount of tax and to identify areas of tax risk for further action.

Topics for discussion include:

  • What do governance reviews within these programs mean for you?
  • How to prepare for review and ensure justified trust
  • Recent guidance on governance and
  • What to do if taxpayers cannot achieve justified trust.