when the ato calls

308 | When the ATO Calls

What do you do when the ATO calls you because one of your clients hasn't paid their BAS and IAS?

going awol

276 | Going AWOL

Will going AWOL save you money? What happens when your company keeps trading but ignores all ASIC and tax debts? 

Director Penalty Notices

274 | Director Penalty Notices

Director penalty notices are the ATO's tax collection tool of last resort to get what they are owed - by going straight for a director's personal assets.

Tax Effective Structuring

189 | Tax Effective Structuring

Tax effective structuring is not a one-size-fits all. Andrew Henshaw of Velocity Legal in Sydney will walk you through the options you have.

Lodge a tax return

88 | When to Lodge a Tax Return

Do you need to lodge a tax return for individuals? Usually YES but often NO. The rules can be confusing at the best of times.
insights of a tax lawyer

147 | Insights of a Tax Lawyer

The following insights of Andrew Henshaw of Velocity Legal will give you hands-on advice how to handle a tax dispute with the ATO.

136 | ATO Disputes

ATO disputes do not count as the most pleasant life experience for most.  So how can we avoid them or manage them? Andrew Henshaw of Velocity Legal will give you an answer. 

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

27 | 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.
Tax Rulings

19 | Tax Rulings

 Tax rulings form an important part of Australia's tax framework. They plug the holes that our tax laws leave behind.
ATO Penalties and Interest

17 | 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. 
Lodging an Objection

16 | 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

14 | 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

13 | Amendment Periods

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

12 | 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

11 | 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

10 | 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

9 | 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

8 | Tax Collection

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

10 | Objections & Appeals

How do objections and appeals work? 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.