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Preparing for and conducting tax litigation presentation


Successful tax litigation often requires more than persuasive arguments as to the better interpretation of tax legislation. It is also important to lay the proper foundations during the audit process, and to be familiar with many of the "tricks and traps" of litigating tax disputes. This presentation covers:


  • responding to s263 and s264 notices (including a brief summary of the current state of privilege claims) and requests from foreign tax authorities
  • what "administrative decisions" are able to be appealed against?
  • declaratory relief: when is it available?
  • proving facts
  • preparing admissible expert evidence.


Author profile:

Malcolm Stephens
Malcolm is a Partner at Allens Arthur Robinson in the firm's Commercial Litigation Practice Group. His areas of specialisation are commercial litigation (including regulatory investigations and tax disputes) and insurance advice and litigation. Malcolm has acted and is currently acting in a number of major commercial disputes, investigations and external administrations; including arbitrations, mediations and court proceedings in a number of Australian states and overseas. He also provides insurance advice to clients in the construction industry and on corporate restructures and commercial transactions. Current at 28 May 2008

This was presented at Annual Tax Forum.

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