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Tax Risk Management, ADR & Litigation Masterclass

Published on 30 May 2012 | Took place at RACV Club, Melbourne, VIC

The introduction of tax risk management tools such as the risk differential framework means that we all have to focus on tax risk management and what to do if disputes arise. Through a combination of industry expertise and ATO insight on current approaches this event explored the key areas relevant to controlling risk and approaching tax disputes and litigation.

The event ended with an update on the current Part IVA proposals - a necessity if you want to keep up to date with the amendment proposals.

Get a 20% discount when you buy all the items from this event.

Individual sessions

Tax risk management

Author(s):  Sue WILLIAMSON

This paper covers:

  • dealing with the ATO
  • risk differentiation framework
  • tax corporate governance
  • reportable taxpositions
  • management of risk.
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Dispute resolution in tax matters

Author(s):  Joanne DUNNE

This presentation covers:

  • the three stages of a tax issue (before an assessment, at objection, before a Tribunal/Court) where dispute resolution could be relevant
  • where relevant considering different procedures in other jurisdictions - New Zealand, United Kingdom, Canada.
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The ATO's approach to dispute resolution - An integrated approach

Author(s):  Nick Westerink

This presentation covers:

  • the ATO approach
  • some current initiatives
  • an integrated approach to dispute resolution
  • objections
  • ADR experience in tax disputes
  • test case litigation funding
  • when is dispute resolution/mediation appropriate?
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Alternative dispute resolution - Tax disputes: The right cases & the right time

Author(s):  Peter Croakley

This presentation covers:

  • some broad numbers
  • working together
  • resolving issues
  • settlements 
  • ADR.
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Author(s):  Michael FLYNN

This paper covers:

  • how and when to gather evidence
  • discharging the onus of proof
  • admissibility of evidence
  • the fraud and evasion exception to the 4-year limitation period
  • expert witnesses.
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Penalties, interest and refunds

Author(s):  Andrew BROADFOOT

This paper covers:

  • penalties & interest
  • ATO's ability to negotiate
  • proving reasonable care
  • how to challenge penalties & interest
  • entitlements to interest.

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