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Harold Payne

Partner, Taxation

Tel: +61 8 9365 7202

Harold PayneHarold has over 28 years tax consulting experience specialising in corporate and international tax and is a partner in Deloitte Taxation services. During his career Harold has developed his expertise in advising clients on cross border transactions, particularly in the oil and gas sector, both to oil and gas companies and oilfield service companies. This has specifically included advising on shipping activities related to the oil and gas industry.

Harold has strong energy and resources industry knowledge and has serviced multi-national clients in oilfield service, shipping and engineering/construction companies. His range includes acquisition advice, specifically with respect to the structuring of the acquisition, financing thereof and advising on the various tax implications from an Australian perspective (including income tax, Petroleum Resource Rent Tax, GST, stamp duty and employment taxes) advising on service contracts, asset leasing arrangements, joint venture structures and contract negotiations, covering all relevant domestic and international tax aspects associated therewith, preparing submissions upon legislative changes and ATO rulings concerning equipment leasing, double tax treaties and shipping.

Harold has been a regular presenter both in Australia and overseas on international tax and oil and gas taxation matters, including: the taxation of asset leasing arrangements at the International Association of Drilling Contractors Conference in June 2008; Shipping issues in the oil and gas industry in Australia at Global Shipping Conferences in October 2007 and May 2008.


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