Published on 01 Jun 08
by "TAXATION IN AUSTRALIA" JOURNAL ARTICLE
The complex nature of tax disputes, along with the many and varied strategies employed to deal with them, make it a challenging area of litigation, particularly given the number of changes over the last 18 months. This article offers an overview of areas to focus on before progressing a dispute, including evidence, the ATO as a model litigant and options for negotiation and settlement.
Sue Williamson, CTA (Life), leads EY’s
Melbourne Tax Controversy practice.
She has acted in various AAT, Federal
Court, High Court and Supreme Court
cases relating to various Commonwealth
and state taxes, and has advised
clients on a broad range of taxation
issues including income tax, GST and
petroleum resource rent tax. Sue is also
an accredited mediator and has assisted
clients in resolving disputes using
various alternative dispute resolution
mechanisms. Sue is a member of the
ATO Dispute Resolution Committee and
is a former president of The Tax Institute.
- Current at
02 November 2018