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ATO & Tax Lawyers Melbourne

If you have a dispute or are dealing with the Deputy Commissioner of Taxation (Australian Taxation Office) we can provide you with legal advice in relation to your position.

Many people come to us when they are being pursued by the ATO in relation to income tax, GST, superannuation obligations, and other ATO-related tax.

If a matter is legal or looks like it is heading towards being a legal matter – including following adverse audit findings – we can assist by representing you to sort the matter out and to ensure you are dealt with fairly by the ATO.

ATO Tax Disputes

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.

ATO Powers

Seek advice early as the tax office has extraordinary powers and can obtain access to your bank accounts. Early intervention in matters can help to make sure that a tax dispute or query is handled swiftly and correctly.

By preventing the dispute escalating, means that you can get back to business sooner without the distraction and the stress of an ATO dispute.

We have helped many clients resolve very difficult and challenging taxation disputes, and we can help you.

To discuss your situation please either call us on 1300 907 335 or complete the contact form on this page and we will respond to you quickly.

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