Whilst there are common legislative and administrative frameworks for tax disputes across different areas of the tax law, there are particular nuances that arise in some of the common areas of dispute. This session will look at the topical areas of transfer pricing and GST. Both issues are the subject of current ATO scrutiny and disputes.
Kristen Deards SC and Chris Kinsella will discuss;
– The particular features of a transfer pricing audit and dispute
– The role of expert evidence
– The availability of the ATO’s Independent Review process and other options available.
Andrew will provide his insights on the bespoke nature of a GST audit or dispute and the options for resolving these matters.
Deputy Commissioner for Private Wealth, Tim Dyce and Assistant Commissioner, Sarah Taylor will discuss the ATO’s current approach to engaging with private wealth taxpayers.
This will include a discussion of the Top 500, Next 5,000 and medium and emerging private groups, and how the Justified Trust approach will be tailored to the private wealth segment.
In addition to providing an update on the progress of these programs, Tim and Sarah will provide some insights to some of the issues that are expected to arise as well as the steps that can be taken to prepare for these reviews.