Published on 22 Aug 13
by NEW SOUTH WALES DIVISION, THE TAX INSTITUTE
What happens from the moment the ATO makes contact with you or your client? How do you ensure your client’s rights are protected? What do you need to be on guard against from the beginning of a review to litigation? This paper is very practical and provided by two practitioners with years of experience in dealing with the Tax Office on various issues and on behalf of a range of different client types. In particular it covers:
- determining whether an audit has actually commenced
- what are your choices once an audit has commenced?
- should you make a voluntary disclosure and the consequences of not doing so
- how should you respond to ATO position papers
- tips and best practice during the review and/or audit process
- what to do if things are stalling or not going to plan
- fact finding - what should your objectives be?
- control - managing stakeholders and the ATO.