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Taxation – Disputes and Litigation

We provide strategic, technical and pragmatic solutions for the management of federal and state tax disputes.

Taxation – Disputes & Litigation

We focus on the facts (as evidence) to support the legal position taken and prepare for litigation from the outset – strengthening your position for settlement discussions and an early resolution.

Expertise

Our expertise includes:

  • obtaining rulings
  • reviewing specific tax positions and currency of advice
  • compliance advice
  • voluntary disclosure
  • end to end management of Part IVC disputes
  • litigation support and services at all stages (from inception to appeals)
  • freedom of information
  • alternative dispute resolution.

Experience

Our experience includes assisting small to medium sized accounting firms and businesses, self-managed superannuation funds and high net worth individuals, with all facets of tax controversy including fraud and evasion disputes, objections, audits and reviews and litigation (from the Administrative Appeal Tribunal to the High Court). 

Recent experience:

  • representing law firms, their partners and clients before ATO enquiries established under section 264
  • obtaining injunctive relief under the Administrative Decisions Judicial Review legislation against ATO section 264 notices issued and found to be beyond power
  • successfully acting in the defence of criminal proceedings for alleged breaches of notices (under section 264)
  • prosecuting actions against ATO officers personally for failing their duties and maliciously prosecuting the partner of a law firm. 
Damien Bourke

Damien Bourke

Partner

Brisbane

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