136 | ATO Disputes

It starts with a spark. Something flag's the ATO attention and they start asking questions. Or you might receive an unfavourable private ruling.

76 | Remission of GIC and Penalties

When you ask the ATO for a remission of your clients' GIC and penalties, follow these 20 steps and have a fair chance of success.
Phoenix Activity

92 | Phoenix Activity

Phoenix activity is a common phenomenon in the Australian tax ecosystem. Ben Sewell of Sewell & Kettle will tell you how phoenixing works.

tax audits

28 | Tax Audits

Tax audits frighten most taxpayers and tax agents. They cost time and money. And you never know for sure how it will end.
ATO Penalties and Interest

19 | ATO Penalties and Interest

The Commissioner has the power to levy administrative penalties against taxpayers. ATO penalties and interest are some of the Commissioner's powers to keep taxpayers in line. 
Tax Rulings

18 | Tax Rulings

 Tax rulings form an important part of Australia's tax framework. They plug the holes that our tax laws leave behind.
Lodging an Objection

17 | Lodging an Objection

Lodging an objection is a first step. When you don't agree with the ATO and want to do something about it.
Tax evasion

16 | Tax Evasion

Tax evasion is a heavy word. Accuse somebody of tax evasion and you surely get their attention. But what is tax evasion?
Amendment Periods

15 | Amendment Periods

Amendment periods can work for or against you, depending on who wants to change what and when.
Payment Arrangement

14 | Payment Arrangements

Payment arrangements with the ATO are expensive due to high interest rates. So best to avoid using the ATO as a bank.
Director Penalty Notice

13 | Director Penalty Notice

A director penalty notice allows the ATO to cut through the corporate veil of a company and go for the individuals behind it - the directors. Here is more.
Taxpayer's Charter

12 | Taxpayer’s Charter

It might feel at times as if you have no rights against the ATO. But you do. They are listed in the Taxpayers' Charter.
lodging income tax return

11 | Lodging Income Tax Returns

The Commissioner of Taxation decides who needs to lodge tax returns in what form and by what date. The law itself is relatively silent on the matter.
Tax Collection

10 | Tax Collection

Tax collection is an essential function of our tax system. Imagine if that wasn't working. It would undermine everything.
objections

10 | Objections & Appeals

How does an objection or appeal work? What other options do you have? King Tan of King & Wood Mallesons will give you an answer and much more.

risk review

7 | Risk Reviews & Tax Audits

How to manage a risk review or tax audit? King Tan of King & Wood Mallesons freely shares his knowledge and expertise with you here.

ATO Tax Dispute

4 | Lifecycle of a Tax Dispute

King Tan of King & Wood Mallesons will walk you through the lifecycle of a tax dispute. All the way from pre-engagement to objections and appeals.