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Workshop 2 case studies and answers: Managing tax disputes


This workshop covers:

  • when does the dispute process commence?
    • selection of taxpayers to audit – the tax risk differentiation framework and desirability of tax risk governance processes
    • Commissioner’s information gathering powers including LPP and accountants’ concession.
  • strategic approaches to managing a tax dispute
  • critical aspects of a tax dispute
  • issues impacting on settlements and alternative dispute resolution
  • when to go to the Tribunal versus Court.

Author profiles:

Christopher Kinsella CTA
Chris is a tax partner with Minter Ellison with a focus on tax controversy matters. Chris has over 30 years experience advising in relation to tax matters. The Minter Ellison tax controversy team represents both taxpayers and the Commissioner in tax disputes in both the Federal Court and the AAT. Chris has extensive experience in advising taxpayers in relation to tax audits and reviews and their relationship with the Commissioner of Taxation. Last year Chris was heavily involved with the Chevron transfer pricing case. Current at 27 January 2015 Click here to expand/collapse more articles by Chris KINSELLA.
Author Photo - Michael Clough FTI
Michael Clough FTI
Michael is a Partner at King & Wood Mallesons and has over 30 years experience advising Australian and foreign-owned corporate groups on income tax issues which arise in the capital and debt markets and in merger and acquisition transactions. Michael has also conducted on behalf of his clients numerous tax appeals and other related proceedings in the State, Federal and High courts. Current at 22 April 2014 Click here to expand/collapse more articles by Michael CLOUGH.

Author Photo - Joanne Dunne CTA
Joanne Dunne CTA
Joanne is a Tax Partner at Minter Ellison, Melbourne. Joanne has more than 20 years experience in tax in both Australia and New Zealand, including in advising and assisting clients in the e-commerce industry or which have a digital presence in commercial and tax structuring, international tax, residency and source issues, and contract issues. Current at 23 March 2016 Click here to expand/collapse more articles by Joanne DUNNE.

Peter Coakley
Peter has been with the Tax Office since 1983 and has had many dealings with international tax authorities. Since May 2007, Peter has undertaken the role of the Active Compliance Capability Improvement Leader. The focus of the role is to ensure that active compliance officers have the tools, support and guidance to undertake and deliver their work in supporting the Tax Office Compliance Program and to assure the integrity of the publicly reported outcomes from our active compliance activities. Recently, Peter's focus has been on driving and delivering sustainable improvements to the active management of cases and more timely technical decision making to better align with community expectations and corporate expectations. Current at 23 April 2012

This was presented at 2012 Tax Specialists' Workshop.

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Workshop 2 case studies and answers: Managing tax disputes

Author(s):  Joanne DUNNE,  Michael CLOUGH,  Chris KINSELLA,  Peter COAKLEY

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