Researcher

Associate Professor Ann Kayis-Kumar

My Expertise

Ann's research conceptualises tax as a mechanism to achieve social justice across the taxpaying spectrum, ranging from improving the integrity of taxing multinationals to improving the wellbeing of financially vulnerable individuals and small businesses. This has significance and practical application across academia, the profession and government both domestically and internationally.

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Biography

Associate Professor Ann Kayis-Kumar is author of Taxing Multinationals (Oxford University Press, 2019) and co-author of the Australian CGT Handbook (since the 8th edition, Thomson Reuters, 2017). Ann's research conceptualises tax as a mechanism to achieve social justice across the taxpaying spectrum; ranging from improving the integrity of taxing multinationals to improving the wellbeing of financially vulnerable individuals and small...view more

Associate Professor Ann Kayis-Kumar is author of Taxing Multinationals (Oxford University Press, 2019) and co-author of the Australian CGT Handbook (since the 8th edition, Thomson Reuters, 2017). Ann's research conceptualises tax as a mechanism to achieve social justice across the taxpaying spectrum; ranging from improving the integrity of taxing multinationals to improving the wellbeing of financially vulnerable individuals and small businesses.

She is the Founding Director of UNSW Tax Clinic, an international award-winning platform for experiential work-integrated learning, innovative grassroots research and catalysing social impact across Australia.

Ann also serves on both university- and industry-level committees including as elected Deputy President of the UNSW Academic Board, Vice-President of the Australasian Tax Teachers’ Association, and is a member of The Tax Institute’s NSW Technical and SME & Tax Practitioner Committees.


My Grants

  • Australian Government’s Australian Taxation Office National Tax Clinic Program 2020 - Chief Investigator ($100,000)
  • Health@Business and UNSW Medicine Collaboration Seed Funds Grant 2020 - Chief Investigator on the project entitled "Improving mental health outcomes for small businesses in financial distress" ($14,700)
  • CSI Business School Research Grant 2019 - Chief Investigator on the project entitled “UNSW Tax Clinic and Beyond” ($10,000)
  • UNSW Business School Linkage Research Seed Funding 2019 - Co-Chief Investigator on the project entitled “Counting the costs of tax advice: Value added or added burden?” ($23,000)
  • Australian Government’s Australian Taxation Office National Tax Clinic Pilot 2019 - Co-Chief Investigator 1 ($100,000)
  • UNSW Business School Breakthrough Research Grant 2019 - Co-Chief Investigator 1 on the project entitled “Tax Clinic” ($80,000)
  • UNSW Business School Special Research Grant 2018 - Chief Investigator on a SRG entitled “Reforming the Cost of Managing Tax Affairs Deduction: A Framework for Balancing Equity, Efficiency and Integrity” ($10,000)
  • UNSW Business School Special Research Grant 2017 - Chief Investigator on a SRG entitled “Making the Invisible Visible: Modelling Corporate Structure Decisions of a Tax-minimising Multinational” ($9,246)
  • Law Faculty Learning and Teaching Grant 2017 - Chief Investigator on an L&T Grant entitled “PlayTaxLaw: Teaching International Tax Law with Gamification and Adaptive Feedback” ($4,950)

My Qualifications

PhD (UNSW) | BCom (Distinction) / LLB (Honours) (UNSW) | FULT (UNSW) | GDLP (College of Law) | Solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW, Federal Court & High Court of Australia (non-practising)


My Awards

  • AACSB International's Innovations The Inspire Award (2021)
  • UNSW Business School's Social Engagement: UN Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME) Award (2020) 
  • UNSW Business School Dean's Emerging Leadership Award (2019)
  • UNSW Business School's John Prescott Award for Outstanding Teaching Innovation (2018)
  • Best Teaching Paper, Australasian Tax Teachers Association Conference (2017)
  • Graham Hill IFA Research Prize (Fully paid participation in the IFA Congress and Poster Program in Seoul, Korea) (2017)
  • UNSW Learning and Teaching Forum: Favourite Forum Poster (2016)
  • UNSW Business School Dean’s Award for Service (2016)
  • UNSW Business School Student Research Fair: Best Higher Degree Research Poster (2015)
  • UNSW Business School 3MT Faculty Heat: Winner; and, UNSW Interfaculty 3MT Final: Highly Commended (2014)
  • University of Sydney Business School Dean’s Citation for Tutoring (2013, 2014)

My Research Supervision


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Areas of supervision

Ann's research applies a combination of pure economic theory, optimisation modelling and applied legal research, with a focus on the behavioural responses incentivised by mismatches in the tax system. Ann has a strong interest in supervising research projects on the interaction of these aspects on international tax policy and law design.


My Engagement

  • Vice President (elect), Australasian Tax Teachers Association (ATTA)
  • Representative (re-elect), UNSW Academic Board
  • Representative (re-elect), UNSW Academic Board Programs Committee
  • Appointed Member, The Tax Institute’s NSW Technical Committee
  • Appointed Member, The Tax Institute’s SME Committee
  • Appointed Member, Westminster Tax Discussion Group
  • Member, International Fiscal Association (IFA)
  • Member, Taxation Research Network (TRN) UK
  • Research Affiliate, ANU's Tax and Transfer Policy Institute
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Location

School of Accounting, Auditing and Taxation (incorporating Atax)
Room 3105, Level 3, Quadrangle Building (E15)
UNSW Sydney 2052