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The accountant’s concession: time for a rethink?

Published on 01 Oct 10 by "TAXATION IN AUSTRALIA" JOURNAL ARTICLE

This article provides an overview of the accountant's concession and outlines some of the main differences between the concession and legal professional privilege. It then considers the impact of key cases, including the recent Federal Court case of Stewart v Deputy Commissioner of Taxation
(2010) 267 ALR 637. It concludes that the accountant's concession must be rethought if it is to achieve its stated policy of enabling full and frank disclosure between taxpayers and their accountants.

Author profiles:

Julian Roberts
Julian is a Solicitor with Mallesons Stephen Jaques. Current at 01 October 2010 Click here to expand/collapse more articles by Julian ROBERTS.
 
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Jerome Tse CTA
Jerome Tse, CTA, is a Partner at King & Wood Mallesons, specialising in taxation disputes and litigation. Jerome advises corporate taxpayers on all aspects of Australian tax disputes from the audit and independent review stage through to High Court litigation. He also guides clients through alternative dispute resolution processes, advance pricing agreements and mutual agreement procedures. Current at 24 November 2014 Click here to expand/collapse more articles by Jerome TSE.
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