Kaitilin Lowdon is a Senior Associate in the firm’s taxation practice. Kaitilin acts for a diverse range of clients, in high profile and complex tax audits and disputes across a wide range of taxation matters. Her clients include high wealth individuals and their businesses.
Recommended for Tax Law
Kaitilin joined Arnold Bloch Leibler as a law graduate in 2011. Kaitilin has a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Laws with First Class Honours from Monash University. She is currently undertaking a Master of Laws at The University of Melbourne, specialising in taxation law.
Kaitilin is a frequent guest speaker at seminars for tax professionals and in-house tax seminars for clients and accounting firms and is the co-author of a number of tax related articles and publications. She has been appointed as the Australian tax reporter for the tax committee for the International Bar Association (IBA) for 2018 and 2019.
Kaitilin has been recommended as a leading lawyer for tax in Australia by independent legal guide Legal 500 Asia Pacific.
Kaitilin’s practice focuses on the following areas:
- Australian Taxation Office (ATO) audits: advising clients and managing all stages of ATO audits and reviews in relation to both income tax and GST affairs, including facilitating alternative dispute resolutions with the ATO and negotiating resolutions;
- income tax: including capital gains tax, Division 7A, trusts, transferor trusts, controlled foreign companies, residency, withholding tax and employment tax issues;
- goods and services tax: including the GST implications of the investment in, and development of, property, and the GST implications of settlements and litigation of disputes;
- income tax and GST rulings: advising on, and obtaining, private rulings and class rulings from the ATO in relation to income tax and GST matters; and
- voluntary disclosures: advising on, preparing submissions and liaising with the ATO to resolve all issues associated with making a voluntary disclosure (Kaitilin was heavily involved in assisting with disclosures under Project DO IT).
In the context of ATO audits and reviews, Kaitilin has advised on:
- the Commissioner’s information access powers;
- client legal privilege;
- freedom of information applications;
- responding to position papers and preparing evidence;
- preparing objections;
- penalties and interest;
- recovery and collection; and
- settlement negotiations and alternative dispute resolution.
Directorships & memberships
- Kaitilin currently co-chairs Arnold Bloch Leibler’s Reconciliation Action Plan Committee and is an active member of the Law Institute of Victoria’s Reconciliation and Advancement Committee.
- Kaitilin is an Associate member of the Tax Institute.
Kaitilin has advised a range of high net wealth individuals, some of Australia’s largest family groups and their associated businesses on a range of taxation planning, structuring and litigation matters. She has extensive experience dealing with the ATO and resolving disputes.