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The unsettled audit - Off to court we go presentation

Published on 26 Aug 08 by VICTORIAN DIVISION, THE TAX INSTITUTE

This presentation discusses unsettled audits, in particular:

  • What to expect
    • setting the boundaries: the years, issues and length of time
    • answering information requests and section 263
    • Section 264 interviews
    • negotiating and communicating with the ATO
    • settling an audit.
  • What to do about assessment issues
    • the assessment procedure
    • objecting to an assessment - some drafting tips
    • what if an objection is disallowed?
    • gathering evidence.
  • Challenging an assessment
    • Part IVC proceedings - what you need to know
    • where to go - AAT or Federal Court?
    • proceedings in the Federal Court; the new "Fast Track List" and Tax List Directions
    • expert evidence - some practical advice
    • test case funding
    • the role of a barrister.

Author profile:

Frank O'Loughlin CTA
Frank O’Loughlin, CTA, has been a practising barrister and member of the Victorian Bar since 2003 practising principally in taxation and commercial law and is also a part time Senior Member of the Commonwealth Administrative Appeals Tribunal. Before joining the Bar Frank practised as a solicitor with Corrs Chambers Westgarth, becoming a partner in 1994 and later a National Practice Group Leader and a Board Member. His practice was principally in the taxation and corporate and commercial law fields. Before Corrs Frank worked for 12 years with the Australian Taxation Office in the technical (assessingand compliance) and management/ administration branches finishing as a Director in the Melbourne Office of the ATO. Current at 04 August 2016
 
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