The ATO frequently conduct reviews and audits of Australian taxpayers to ensure that they are complying with their taxation obligations. The ATO has the power to:

  • Conduct a review or audit of your taxation affairs;
  • Access documents, information or goods without notice;
  • Impose penalties, interest charges and offences; and
  • Initiate legal proceedings against you.

In most circumstances, the ATO begin by sending you a letter stating that they intend to conduct a review or audit your taxation affairs.  A review and audit often results in the ATO requiring you to pay a shortfall amount of tax as well as interest and penalties on any shortfall amount.

If you have received a letter stating the ATO intends to conduct a review or audit of your taxation affairs you should speak to one of our expert tax lawyers who will help you:

  • Understand your legal rights and taxation obligations;
  • Ensure that you have complied with your taxation obligations;
  • Achieve the best possible outcome in a timely and cost-effective manner.

Our team has an enviable track record when it comes to negotiating with the ATO and can represent you by:

  1. Liaising with a number of high level contacts in the ATO to finalise your review or audit as quickly and as cost-effectively as possible;
  2. Preparing a response to an review or audit of your taxation affairs;
  3. Objecting to the ATO’s decision on a review or audit of your taxation affairs;
  4. Appeal any ATO decision to an objection;
  5. Negotiating with the ATO as to repayment of any outstanding tax liabilities;
  6. Lodging with the ATO an application to remit any interest and penalties which have and will accrue; and
  7. Entering into a payment arrangement with the ATO for repayment of the debt.

It is important to note that when it comes to dealing with the ATO and complying with your taxation obligations, there is no room for error – which is why you should contact one of our expert tax lawyers as a matter of urgency.

We have an outstanding success rate in achieving a favourable outcomes for our clients. We will not only save you time and money, we will save you the stress of dealing with the ATO during the review and audit.

Talk to one of our expert lawyers today.