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Preparing For Battle

Published on 10 Mar 2011 | Took place at InterContinental Adelaide, Adelaide , SA

The Australian Taxation Office has significantly increased its audit activity in recent years across a wide range of areas and industries. As a consequence, Tax Professionals now work in an environment requiring greater adherence to tax risk management practices and also need greater awareness of the best practices and protocols in dealing with the ATO on behalf of their clients when these situations arise. This seminar will review the spectrum of issues relevant to successfully dealing with the ATO on audit. It will focus on the defensive steps that might be taken to avoid and minimise your exposure to a dispute. It will also focus on situations where “the gloves come off” and your client is unavoidably thrust into a fully fledged dispute with the ATO in either the Administrative Appeals Tribunal or the Federal Court.

This event covered the following:

  • current position with Part IVA and advising on anti-avoidance provisions generally
  • documenting transactions which may be subject to audit
  • utilising client legal privilege/accountant’s concession
  • strategies with opinions, reasonably arguable position papers and private rulings
  • advance preparation for possible audit/dispute
  • tax risk management issues for boards
  • overview of audit programs and questionnaires
  • audit types and procedures
  • audit and questionnaire strategies
  • exchange and disclosure of information procedures
  • resolving potential disputes during the audit and questionnaire stage.

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Individual sessions

Managing a tax dispute

Author(s):  Daniel McINERNEY

This paper covers:

  • overview of litigation against the Commissioner
  • current issues relating to evidence
  • evidence in Part IVA proceedings.

 

 

Materials from this session:

From questionnaire to assessment - Tips in defending your client's position during audit

Author(s):  Kale RIGANO,  Ron JORGENSEN

This paper covers:

  • an overview of ATO compliance program 2010-2011
  • HWI audit program & questionnaire
  • audits
  • exchange of information.
Materials from this session:

Planning for possible audit

Author(s):  Will MARRYAT

This paper covers:

  • current position regarding Part IVA
  • documenting transactions which may be subject to audit
  • legal professional privilege and accountant's concession
  • opinions, reasonably arguable position papers and private rulings
  • advance preparation for possible audits and disputes tax risk management issues for boards.
Materials from this session: