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The role of the burden of proof in tax appeals

Published on 01 Jun 09 by "TAXATION IN AUSTRALIA" JOURNAL ARTICLE

It is well known that the taxpayer bears the onus of proof in any challenge to an assessment. The particular role that the burden plays is perhaps less understood. This article examines the burden’s purpose, the manner in which it has been considered and applied by the Courts and how a taxpayer may discharge that burden.

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Bradley Jones CTA
Bradley is a member of the NSW Bar, he has a broad practice in Commonwealth and state revenue matters where regularly advises and appears for both taxpayers and revenue authorities. He advises resident and non-resident clients in the finance, property development, telecommunications and mining industries in relation to both domestic and international transactions. Before coming to the Bar in 2005, Bradley was a senior associate at Mallesons Stephen Jaques. Current at 31 March 2015 Click here to expand/collapse more articles by Bradley L JONES.
 
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