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Resolving tax disputes through constructive engagement with the ATO presentation


This presentation covers:

  • tax risk management
  • ATO risk review and audit management
  • GAAR panel
  • current ATO focus area – R&D claims
  • the Commissioner’s information gathering powers
  • taxpayer’s burden of proof
  • remission of penalties and interest
  • alternative dispute resolution
  • documenting settlements with the ATO.

Author profiles

James Galati
James Galati is an Associate at Deloitte Legal in Perth. He is a lawyer with 5 years’ experience with a particular focus on tax dispute resolution, complex tax advisory work, and general commercial work. James graduated from the University of Western Australia in 2013 with a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws. He is nearing the completion of a Master of Laws from the University of Sydney. - Current at 03 May 2018
Jonathon Leek CTA
Jonathon Leek, CTA is a Partner at Deloitte Legal and leads the Perth Practice. He is a solicitor and barrister with almost 25 years of experience gained in Sydney and Perth, including 18 years as a partner in leading law firms and as a barrister at the independent bar. Jonathon has extensive knowledge and experience of advising on mergers and acquisitions in the public and private spheres. He is an Honorary Fellow of the University of Western Australia where he lectures in postgraduate tax law and coordinates the units on “Advanced Australian Corporate Tax” and “Tax Dispute Resolution”. Jonathon is a member of the Tax Institute’s WA State Council and chair of its WA Technical Committee. He has been recognised as one of Australia’s leading tax lawyers in a number of client and peer surveys over many years, including Best Lawyers, Chambers Guide and the International Tax Review. - Current at 17 January 2018
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This was presented at The Client Life Cycle: Challenges and Opportunities .

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Resolving tax disputes through constructive engagement with the ATO

Author(s):  Jonathon LEEK,  James Galati

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