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Australian Taxation Office investigations - Recent issues paper


The Australian Taxation Office has issued a risk differentiation framework and has made changes including the establishment of a reportable tax positions schedule. These are tools it says will assist it to identify taxpayers for review. The ATO has also been subject to an IGOT review on its use of alternative dispute resolution, and how it manages the audit process.

This paper considers:

  • how taxpayers are selected for audit
  • the accuracy of identification processes at the ATO
  • the effectiveness of the ATO’s audit managementand dispute resolution.

Author profiles

Andrew is a Solicitor at King and Wood Mallesons.
Michael Clough FTI
Photo of author, Michael CLOUGH Michael Clough, FTI, is a Partner at King & Wood Mallesons and has over 35 years experience advising Australian and foreign-owned clients on tax issues which arise in the capital and debt markets, corporate transactions and resources and infrastructure sectors.On behalf of his clients, Michael has helped resolve many disputes with the ATO and also conducted numerous tax appeals and other related proceedings in the state, Federal and High courts and tribunals. - Current at 05 May 2018
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Individual sessions

Taxation of financial arrangements

Author(s):  Tony FROST,  Andrew Hirst

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Australian Taxation Office investigations - Recent issues

Author(s):  Michael CLOUGH,  Andrew CURRIE

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Powers of Attorney

Author(s):  Susan Fielding

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Tax issues on intergenerational change

Author(s):  Peter BOBBIN

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Equity, simplicity, certainty and individualised justice – in the one sentence?

Author(s):  Michelle GORDON

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Part IVA reform

Author(s):  AH (Tony) SLATER

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