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Cover story: Tax litigation and dispute developments

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.

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Sue Williamson CTA-Life
Sue 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 PRRT. 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 23 June 2016 Click here to expand/collapse more articles by Sue WILLIAMSON.
 
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