Our team of tax lawyers are very experienced in negotiating with the ATO and other authorities on behalf of our clients. We can provide clear and concise legal advice in relation to such matters as:
- ATO letters of demand
- garnishee notices
- legal proceedings
- statutory demands for payment of debt
- wind up proceedings
- bankruptcy proceedings
- remission or reduction of tax penalties and general interest charges
- objections to tax decisions
- advice on corresponding with the ATO or other authorities
- tax audit support
- self-managed super fund superannuation disputes
- obtaining private rulings.
We can also advise and defend you in state-based tax disputes relating to matters such as, land tax and land transfer duty.
Taxation disputes can obviously be quite stressful and time consuming. Our lawyers are mindful of the impact these disputes can have on you and your business. We work to resolve disputes quickly and cost-effectively.
We are also happy to work with your accountants. We frequently work closely our clients’ accountants so that we are provided with the necessary information and can streamline the process; where relevant.
Our approach is organised and considered. Many of our client’s matters have resulted in positive outcomes. We have successfully negotiated for adjustments to be made in the taxpayer’s favour and/or the tax being paid is in a workable timeframe and/or in the reduction or removal of penalties.
We are knowledgeable and experienced in defending taxpayers in proceedings brought against them by the ATO.
We have seen cases where alleged tax liability has been abolished completely once all the books, records, facts, and the law, are presented in an organised format.
If the ATO or a state tax authority has issued a tax assessment against you, our lawyers can help. They can advise you on your rights and an appropriate course of action to take.
If things are more advanced, and you have been served with legal proceedings, it is critical that you act immediately.