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Grant Thornton welcomes Kristina Popova as Partner – State Taxes Specialist

Grant Thornton is excited to welcome Kristina Popova as Partner in our Specialist Tax team, who will lead our national Stamp Duty and Land Tax practice, based in our Melbourne office.

Commencing on 1 September 2022, Kristina specialises in State Taxes, advising clients on transactions from a revenue law perspective. 

Kristina has worked closely with clients across a broad range of state tax issues in industries including major projects, funds, retail, real estate and construction, utilities and resources. She has a breadth of experience advising on state taxes, revenue investigations, stamp duty implications for all phases of M&A transactions, restructuring, applying and advising on corporate reconstruction exemptions, and private rulings and exemptions. This allows her to provide comprehensive and practical multi-jurisdictional advice that is focused on effective commercial and tax outcomes. 

“Having provided advice across a number of diverse industries on matters of all sizes, I understand the importance of providing clients with timely, clear and concise communication that deconstructs the technical and complex nature of state taxes,” said Kristina Popova.

“State taxes is a highly technical, complex and changing landscape. It is essential that clients are aware of their obligations and the revenue law consequences and opportunities of their transactions,” continued Kristina.

“In addition to being a stamp duty specialist, Kristina’s experience spans across land tax and various state specific taxes. She has worked in Big 4 Accounting and top tier law firm environments, and brings with her a wealth of experience which will be of direct benefit to our clients,” said Elizabeth Lucas, Partner and Head of National Specialist Tax at Grant Thornton.

“Kristina will support the firm nationally and we are looking forward to working with her as part of the team,” continued Elizabeth.

Kristina has worked with clients across all Australian States and Territories, advising and acting on indirect tax disputes in the Supreme Court of Victoria, the Federal Court of Australia, the Victoria Civil and Administrative Tribunal and the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

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