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President's report: Evasion – Who should bear the “burden of proof”?

Published on 01 Aug 12 by "TAXATION IN AUSTRALIA" JOURNAL ARTICLE

When it comes to tax evasion, there is a growing trend to conduct audits spanning many years. Ken Schurgott this month looks at who should be responsible for proving that assessments beyond the four-year period are correct or incorrect.

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Ken SCHURGOTT
Ken is a tax and commercial law partner in the Sydney office of SBN Lawyers. He has extensive experience in all aspects of tax (including State taxes) as well as business structuring, asset protection, succession planning and trust and estate law. Ken is a National Councillor of the Tax Institute and a member of the NSW Divisional Council and Education Committee. He is also a member of the Advisory Panel to the Board of Taxation and has recently been involved as a member of the Working Group on Managed Investment Trusts.
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