Published on 28 May 08
by NEW SOUTH WALES DIVISION, THE TAX INSTITUTE
Tax audits of all complexions are back in full swing after a lengthy hiatus. Reaching a satisfactory outcome for clients requires a palette of skills, tax technical knowledge, doggedness, tact and a sense of humour (at times).
This paper covers:
- the process - how audits start and proceed to a conclusion
- caring for the client - social skills help
- T-accounts, estimates and section 167
- reaching a settlement
- graduating to criminal proceedings.
Ken Schurgott, CTA-Life is a Solicitor - Director of Schurgott & Co Lawyers specialising in taxation matters (including State Taxes, stamp duty, payroll tax and land tax) and with extensive experience in business structuring, business sales and acquisitions, asset protection, succession planning and trust and estate law. Ken is very experienced in tax dispute matters, negotiations for settlements, mediations and conciliations and litigation. He regularly appears before the AAT and NCAT and instructs counsel in matters before the Courts. Ken has been heavily involved in consultations with the ATO and Treasury on matters involving trusts including the inter-relation with Division 7A. He was National President of The Tax Institute in 2012.
- Current at
28 September 2017