Miscellaneous 2010

Privacy and confidentiality - The rights of taxpayers and their advisors

Source: National

Published Date: 25 Nov 2010


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This paper covers:

  • the starting position
  • is the position of the advisor different to that of the client
  • statutory or legislative obligations
  • ongoing reporting requirements
  • specific coercive powers
  • exceptions
  • legal professional privilege
  • privilege against self-incrimination
  • spousal privilege
  • public interest privilege
  • impact of the taxpayers’ charter
  • privacy issues
  • access to documents filed in court proceedings
  • secrecy legislation.


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Privacy and confidentiality - The rights of taxpayers and their advisors

Author(s): David J Williams CTA-Life


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Miscellaneous 2010

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