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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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Kenneth Schurgott CTA-Life
Ken is a Tax and Commercial Law Director of Schurgott & Co Lawyers and Special Counsel with Brown Wright Stein Lawyers, Sydney. He has extensive experience in all aspects of tax (including state taxes and litigation), as well as business structuring, business sales and acquisitions, asset protection, succession planning and trust and estate law. Ken has been, until recently, a member of the Advisory Panel to the Board of Taxation and heavily engaged in ongoing consultation in relation to the reform of the taxation of trusts and trust issues generally. Current at 28 July 2016 Click here to expand/collapse more articles by Ken SCHURGOTT.
 
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