We provide strategic, technical and pragmatic solutions to help clients manage the tax risk process including guidance to avoid tax disputes and, where necessary, management of federal and state tax disputes.
We bring together our expert knowledge of tax and our expertise in dispute management to focus on everything needed to strengthen your position for early resolution or, where necessary, taking the matter through the Courts.
Our team of experienced practitioners are committed to working together to secure the best outcomes for our clients, with particular expertise in:
In addition to the reported tax cases listed below our team has been involved in a number of significant unreported matters including:
Team members have been involved in the conduct of the following reported cases, including key cases involving the Commissioner of Taxation (FCT), in the last 10 years:
14 December 2021 - Knowledge
Private groups need to prepare for their Next 5,000 reviews by implementing documented tax governance and reviewing key focus areas to validate positions, including Division 7A arrangements and that trusts have made valid distribution resolutions.
13 December 2021 - Knowledge
We review the current tax residency tests for individuals and discuss how a proposed new framework may change the landscape.
26 October 2021 - Knowledge
A rezoning of Victorian landholdings that takes effect on or after 1 July 2023 and results in an increase in value of more than $100,000 could expose you to a windfall gains tax of up to 50 per cent of the total uplift in value.
04 October 2021 - Knowledge
In this final article of a two-part series on settling tax disputes, we look at how best to resolve a tax matter with the Australian Taxation Office.
29 September 2021 - Knowledge
In this first article of a two-part series on settling tax disputes, we discuss the key challenges that clients face through settlement and litigation of tax disputes.
23 September 2021 - Knowledge
A recent Federal Court decision sheds light on whether the Commissioner of Taxation can issue a formal notice seeking further information in relation to claims for legal professional privilege.
08 September 2021 - Knowledge
We look at two common mistakes in R&D tax offset claims, a landmark promoter penalty against a former tax agent and accountant, and recent regulatory developments in the R&D tax incentive space.
22 December 2020 - Knowledge
The Administrative Appeals Tribunal recently overturned the Commissioner of Taxation’s decision to deny a small business access to JobKeeper and substituted a decision that the applicant is entitled to the scheme.
18 August 2020 - Knowledge
Under the expanded director penalty regime, company directors are now liable for all of a company's PAYG liability, GST, luxury car tax, wine equalisation tax liabilities and superannuation guarantee charge liabilities.
25 March 2020 - Knowledge
The Australian government has been quick to respond to the rapidly changing economic climate due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In particular, the Australian Taxation Office has introduced a number of tax relief measures in a bid to assist taxpayers with cash-flow and solvency strains resulting from this outbreak. We look at the wider ranging and associated initiatives foreshadowed.
27 November 2019 - Knowledge
In his next push to combat tax avoidance and strengthen tax governance, the Commissioner of Taxation is allocating significant resources and will be giving close attention to the business activities of high wealth private groups.