Managing tax disputes


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Introduction to tax disputes: what to do when a tax position is questioned and challenged by a revenue authority. 

This webinar will cover the fundamentals of defending a tax position. Specifically, this paper and webinar session will address the following questions:

  • Background to ATO investigations;
  • What are the stages of defending a tax position, including a discussion of the following administrative processes:
    • ATO reviews;
    • ATO audits;
    • ATO objections; and
    • Challenging an unfavourable objection in the AAT or Federal Court.
  • On what basis can a taxpayer defend their tax position?
  • What is the importance of the onus of proof in a tax case?
  • What can you do if you think an ATO representative is being unreasonable?
  • When does a matter proceed to the AAT or Federal Court? What is the difference between the AAT and the Federal Court?

DISCLAIMER: The material and opinions in the paper should not be used or treated as professional advice and readers should rely on their own enquiries in making any decisions concerning their own interests.

Recorded on Friday, 1 October 2021.
Presented by Joshua Goldsmith
1 CPD Hour