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Audit management for the top end: the taxman cometh presentation


As the ATO ramps up the intensity of its Compliance Program, tax risk reviews, audits and disputes are increasingly important to not merely the tax specialists but to anyone doing business in Australia, including Boards, top management and shareholders. As a result, tax controversy has emerged as a specialist discipline, especially in dealing with issues at the big end of town. This presentation focusses on current and emerging developments in practice, with key areas including:

  • responding to the latest ATO Compliance strategies
  • recent developments in legal professional privilege and other access and information gathering issues
  • balancing corporate governance imperatives and practical tax controversy issues
  • dealing with Part IVA issues in audits and disputes
  • the impact of the review of self assessment legislation on penalties and interest.

Author profile

Michael Bersten
Michael is a Partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal and is the leader of the PricwaterhouseCoopers Legal Tax Controversy Practice. Michael was formerly an ATO Deputy Chief Tax Counsel and Deputy Australian Government Solicitor. - Current at 26 July 2006
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This was presented at 45th Victorian State Convention: Finding buried treasure .

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Consolidation...unfinished business

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The 'ins' and 'outs' of testamentary trusts

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Exploring new waters - emerging trust issues

Author(s):  Graeme HALPERIN

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