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Train wreck case study paper


What happens when the train crashes? This paper provides practical advice on how to assist your client in this situation. Step through this case study where all of the events that you have been planning for with your client arise simultaneously:

  • the ATO initiates a GST audit
  • the client is part way through the year end audit
  • the married business owners advise you that they have separated and are planning to divorce
  • the bank is about to call in the receivers due to the impact of the GFC. 

How do you set priorities in this situation? What should you advise on and when do you need help from specialists. How much do you tell each party about the other issues?

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Adele Townsend CTA
Adele is a Partner at BDO. Adele is an experienced domestic and international taxation adviser with both listed and private clients in a wide range of industries including mining services, transport, manufacturing, biotechnology and property. Current at 07 April 2015 Click here to expand/collapse more articles by Adele Townsend.

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