It is vital to address potential taxation issues as well as finding a resolution to significant taxation disputes with the Australian Taxation Office.
Harwood Andrews Taxation specialists are experienced in providing practical, strategic and technical advice on the conduct of tax dispute resolution matters from the very first contact by revenue authorities through to the conclusion of litigation. We have vast experience and knowledge in substantive taxation law and procedures, taxation administrative law, judicial administrative law and tribunal and court rules.
We work closely with your financial advisers in order to determine the best strategy to resolve disputes in a timely manner. Our Taxation lawyers present regularly at various state and national taxation conferences and events. We are known for our participation in the various consultative committees of the Australian Taxation Office and are members of professional, revenue authorities and government consultation forums shaping the policy of tax change and reform.
Harwood Andrews' Taxation team offers a range of advice about specific taxes and taxation laws including:
- Income Tax
- Capital Gains Tax
- Goods and Services Tax and other indirect taxes
- Fringe Benefits Tax
- State taxes such as Payroll Tax and Stamp Duty
- International taxation arrangements
TAX DISPUTES AND PROSECUTIONS
The aim of tax dispute resolution is to manage risk, minimize disruption to the taxpayer’s affairs and to achieve commercially sound solutions to typically complex and controversial taxation matters.
Our lawyers are expert tax consultants with experience in litigation to cost effectively streamline matter management and to effectively negotiate the complexities of tax settlement, enforcement and collection procedures.
In addition to the strategic and practical management of the dispute process, Harwood Andrews can assist you and your advisers in developing and handling clear and practical tax risk management practices for storing information, managing confidential communications and access by and disclosure to the authorities.
Harwood Andrews delivers tax dispute advice and services in the following areas:
- ATO questionnaire responses and audit activities
- Informal and formal information and document exchange
- Objections to taxation decisions
- Penalty and interest remission applications
- Settlement negotiation
- Debt enforcement management
- Freedom of information applications
- Administrative reviews and court appeals
- Tax agent disciplinary activities