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ATO strategy and audit technique update presentation


This presentation covers:

  • pre-lodgement compliance reviews, reportable tax positions and annual compliance arrangements – what does it all mean?
  • ATO Risk differentiation of the small and medium enterprise market – potential implications for your business
  • commencement of an ATO risk review or audit – early defence mechanisms
  • shifts in ATO techniques and strategies – understanding the ATO’s perspectives
  • Section 264 Notices – recent developments.

Author profile

Paul McCartin CTA
Photo of author, Paul McCartin Paul McCartin is a Partner in PwC Australia's tax controversy and dispute resolution team. Paul has over 18 years of tax experience and joined PwC after 12 years working at senior levels of the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) in tax policy, audit, OECD projects and technical interpretation areas. He is a former ATO Competent Authority and from 2009 - 2010 was the ATO's delegate on the Joint International Tax Shelter Information Centre (JITSIC) where he was based in Washington DC. In this role Paul focused on coordinated revenue authority tax audits of multinational companies. Paul uses his ATO technical and compliance experience, coupled with his understanding of the ATO and international tax administration 'mindset', to specialise in assisting clients to strategically and effectively manage risk reviews, audits and objections. Paul has particular expertise in managing disputes with the ATO having resolved a number of significant and complex tax disputes for listed public companies, private groups and high net wealth individuals. Paul was recognised in the International Tax Review Tax Controversy Leaders Guide for 2014 and 2015 and is a current member of the ATO's Large Business Stewardship Group. - Current at 12 September 2016
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This was presented at Effectively Managing Tax Disputes: From Audit to Litigation .

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ATO strategy and audit technique update

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Alternative Dispute Resolution in the ATO

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Current issues in tax litigation

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