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SAIT Honorary Fellowship Award Profiles: Duncan Bentley

Monday, 03 June 2013   (0 Comments)
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Duncan Bently has contributed extensively to the international tax jurispru­dence and has published numer­ous authoritative tax publications throughout his professional career. Given Duncan’s illustrious career in taxation, SAIT awarded him with an honorary fellowship at our tax gala dinner held on the 14th of May in recognition of his work in the field of taxation.  

Through in-depth study, analysis and practical ex­perience, he gained and subsequently also contributed significant propositions in the area of taxpayers’ rights, incorporating best practice and benchmarking in tax adminis­tration. His work in the 1990s contributed to the development of Australia’s Taxpayers Charter and the Australian Taxation Office’s Dispute Resolution Process. 

Duncan graduated from the University of Cape Town with a B.A. L.L.B. He completed his post graduate LL.M study through London University, and his Ph.D at Bond Uni­versity. He is qualified as a chartered accountant in Australia and in the United Kingdom and is a Chartered Tax Adviser. He is currently the Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Victoria University, Australia.

His most recent book, Taxpayers’ Rights: Theory, Origin and Implementation pub­lished by Kluwer Law International, is a significant paradigm shift in the area of taxpayers’ rights globally.

He is currently the Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Victoria University, Australia. Duncan serves on several boards and committees, including the Taxation Committee of the Law Council of Australia and the Australian Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Interna­tional Legal Services Advisory Council. 



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