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Published on 26 Aug 2008
| Took place at Windsor Hotel, Melbourne
Presented by a former senior top-tier law firm tax partner and now barrister, this event was aimed at every taxation practitioner and dealt with "thorny" issues where immediate responses are sometimes required for difficult issues.
Receiving an original assessment or amended assessment raises many immediate issues which need to be dealt with to preserve your client's rights, and in some cases, those rights can be lost if strict time limits are not observed. Despite recent changes to the tax law to try and simplify and harmonise the rules for amended assessments, there is still much confusion. There have also been recent developments in the administration of the tax law by the ATO as well as court procedures when litigation commences.
The unsettled audit - Off to court we go
This paper discusses unsettled audits, in particular:
What to expect
setting the boundaries: the years, issues and length of time
answering information requests and section 263
Section 264 interviews
negotiating and communicating with the ATO
settling an audit.
What to do about assessment issues
the assessment procedure
objecting to an assessment - some drafting tips
what if an objection is disallowed?
Challenging an assessment
Part IVC proceedings - what you need to know
where to go - AAT or Federal Court?
proceedings in the Federal Court; the new "Fast Track List" and Tax List Directions
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