Published on 05 Mar 2013
| Took place at Tattersall's Club, Brisbane
This seminar aimed to shed light on understanding the ATO’s views, attitudes and procedures to improve your desired outcomes when dealing with the ATO. Insight will be provided as to when ‘negotiations’ and ‘face to face’ meetings should commence, along with what documentation should be on hand to support your position when negotiating with the ATO.
Key industry presenters draw on their own first-hand experience and discuss case studies representing both successful and unsuccessful outcomes. The presenters share the key triggers that won their case, along with what elements, in hindsight, could have been done differently in
order to obtain a positive outcome.
Topics covered included:
audits, debt collection, extensions of time and penalty remissions – living the dream or a recipe for disaster?
ATO views in dealing with tax agents and taxpayers in SME market
dealing with the consequences – can doom be averted?
reviews, Objections, Private Rulings and opinions – success or doom?
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Audit, debt collection, extensions of time and penalty remissions - living the dream or a recipe for disaster
Author(s): Damian O'CONNOR
This paper details the sometimes harsh realities of dealing with the ATO on a client’s behalf, and looks at some approaches practitioners can take, tips and traps and real life case studies (edited to protect the innocent) which illustrate things that work and things that can make your professional life a whole lot more difficult than it otherwise needs to be.
This paper includes:
the playing field:
knowing practitioner and clients rights
respecting the Commissioner’s powers and entitlements, and understanding his policies about how his staff should deal with taxpayers and their representatives
theory and practice:
understanding the law
pushing things too far
matching the response to the risk
managing perceptions and avoiding unnecessary tension
things that upset the best argued technical positions
first – do no harm to your client (or practice) – will the cure turn out to be worse than the original problem?
Reviews, objections, private rulings and opinions - success or doom?
Author(s): Trevor PASCALL
This presentation details the relevant steps that tax practitioners should take in progressing matters, tips and traps and strategy. Case studies from real life matters on successful and unsuccessful applications and dealings, and the critical turning points that all taxpayers should be aware of.
This presentation covers:
rights and obligations – yours, your client and the Commissioner – what must happen in taking matters further
technicalities vs realities – what the law requires, and what actually happens in practice
fact or fiction – what to include and what to omit from your submissions.