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Tax audits – Lessons from Wickenby paper


This paper covers:

  • targeting audits
  • ATO attitudes
  • adviser attitudes
  • objection review
  • ADR approaches
  • settlements
  • section 167
  • burden of proof
  • time running
  • legal professional privilege
  • tax advice document privilege
  • without prejudice communications
  • administrative penalties
  • interest
  • bankruptcy and tax disputes
  • disputes and criminal proceedings
  • victims of Wickenby.

Please note Ken's paper has been updated since it was originally delivered and was presented at Tax Audit Survival event in South Australia on the 8th of November.

Author profile:

Author Photo - Kenneth Schurgott CTA-Life
Kenneth Schurgott CTA-Life
Ken is a Tax and Commercial Law Director of Schurgott & Co Lawyers and Special Counsel with Brown Wright Stein Lawyers, Sydney. He has extensive experience in all aspects of tax (including state taxes and litigation), as well as business structuring, business sales and acquisitions, asset protection, succession planning and trust and estate law. Ken has been, until recently, a member of the Advisory Panel to the Board of Taxation and heavily engaged in ongoing consultation in relation to the reform of the taxation of trusts and trust issues generally. Current at 28 July 2016 Click here to expand/collapse more articles by Ken SCHURGOTT.

This was presented at 44th Western Australian State Convention.

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Muffled echoes of old arguments and Part IVA

Author(s):  Tony PAGONE QC

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Bring it on

Author(s):  Terry MURPHY

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