Published on 16 May 13
by NEW SOUTH WALES DIVISION, THE TAX INSTITUTE
A highly practical presentation that will give you confidence to explore ADR options with the ATO.
In particular, the presentation covers:
- What is in it for taxpayers and the ATO?
- What are the benefits of ADR for each of the individuals and micro-enterprises, SME and the LB&I sectors? Is ADR more suited to one or more of these sectors?
- How do taxpayers start the ADR ball rolling? When should this occur?
- What matters are best dealt with via ADR?
- What happens at an ADR “hearing”?
- What outcomes can be achieved compared to traditional litigation?
Debbie leads the ATO’s approach to dispute management and dispute resolution (including ADR) as well as litigation services and legal risk for the ATO. She is also responsible for independent review of large business audits, as well as managing large market objections. Debbie is a graduate of University of Sydney with a Bachelor in Economics and Bachelor of Law. She has led strategic litigation matters in the AAT, Federal Court and High Court and has also been a member of the General Anti-Avoidance Panel and Public Rulings Panel.
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02 June 2015
Gina Lazanas, CTA, is a Partner at the specialist tax law firm, Balazs Lazanas & Welch LLP. She has over 25 years’ experience in taxation law, having initially focused on income tax and later on indirect taxes, but always with a keen interest in all kinds of tax and related administrative law disputes. Gina has had carriage of varied and complex tax audits and litigation. Gina was Chair of The Tax Institute’s Legal & Dispute Resolution Subcommittee from 2011 to 2013 and Chair of The Tax Institute’s GST Subcommittee from 2008 to 2010. In April 2012, Gina was appointed a part-time Senior Member of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.
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16 June 2017
Judy is a solicitor and legal partner at PwC in Sydney. She is the firm’s National Leader for Tax Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution, and also leads the firm’s Charities and Not-for-Profits practice. Judy is well known in the tax and legal profession and has been consistently named in the AFR “Best Lawyers” list for taxation law, litigation and alternative dispute resolution. Judy is a passionate advocate for the benefits of diversity in all its forms. PwC’s market-leading initiatives and policies on diversity, parental leave, mental health support and flexible working arrangements reflect the firm’s commitment to these important issues.
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08 January 2019