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Managing interaction and information flow with the ATO presentation


This presentation covers:

  • overview
  • the Powers of the ATO
  • understanding ATO risk assessment/audit and dispute process
  • the GST audit/dispute continuum.

Author profiles

Carmen McElwain CTA
Carmen leads MinterEllison’s Tax Controversy team. She has over 25 years’ experience managing large and complex tax controversy matters at the risk review and audit stages and in the conduct of tax litigation. Carmen is responsible for the management and conduct of major tax litigation cases on behalf of the ATO and has been on the ATO’s Tax Technical panel of legal service providers since 2007. She also represents large corporates in their disputes against the ATO and applies her insights into ATO processes and decision making to design strategies for the effective management of clients’ tax dispute issues. - Current at 29 November 2017
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Angelina Lagana CTA
Angelina is a Tax Dispute Resolution and Controversy Partner in KPMG Law and has over 18 years’ experience specialising in tax controversy and dispute resolution. Angelina has represented high wealth individuals, corporations and multinationals subject to Australian Taxation Office (ATO) Reviews and Audits, including the early assessment of contemporaneous evidence, audit strategy, and conducting successful negotiations leading to satisfactory resolution of ATO inquiries, risk reviews and audits. Angelina assists and advises her clients throughout all stages of an ATO inquiry from risk reviews, audits, objections, alternative dispute resolution and litigation. Angelina has significant experience in acting as instructing solicitor in large scale litigation in the Federal Court and Administrative Appeals tribunal, both on behalf of large corporates, private clients, and on behalf of the Commissioner of Taxation. This provides Angelina with a unique insight and perspective on how to prepare for and manage a taxpayers dealings with the ATO and other revenue authorities such a the State Revenue Office (SRO) and AusIndustry. Angelina advises on effectively preparing for and resolving disputes with the ATO, the preparation of evidence, application of legal professional privilege, freedom of information and the ATO Access powers (including onshore and offshore formal information gathering processes that occur during ATO risk reviews and audits). - Current at 06 February 2018


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