Objections to Tax Assessments

Putting you on the front foot with the ATO or SRO with well-structured objections based on years of experience working with and for revenue authorities.

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The ATO or SRO may issue a notice of assessment or amended assessment following an audit or data-matching exercise.

If you dispute the assessment, there are strict timeframes within which you can lodge an objection.  It is important to strategise the arguments you rely upon at this stage, as this can influence your options for resolution in later stages if the dispute progresses.

Aptum’s tax disputes leaders worked at the ATO for over a decade and have experience dealing with the SRO.  We understand how revenue authorities approach evidence and make decisions.

Practice Lead (Tax Disputes), Tuan Van Le, previously ran internal training sessions for ATO staff on statutory interpretation and decision making, and acted as an Assistant Commissioner in the Review & Disputes Resolution department with oversight of objections relating to indirect taxes, individuals and small businesses.

Aptum can help position you towards a clear, well-structured objection that focuses on the key issues and puts you on the front foot with the ATO or SRO.  We can do so on your behalf or work with your preferred accountant or tax agent.

How can Aptum help?

  • preparing and lodging an objection on your behalf that presents the tax law and evidence in the strongest possible way to support your position;
  • advising you on specific pathways that are available to you, to position you for the best possible outcome; and
  • engaging directly with the ATO or SRO with engagement products that are only available at this stage.

What Makes Aptum Different

Specialist expertise

All we do is litigate complex commercial and tax disputes.

Legal intelligence framework

Practical, ongoing risk assessment to focus on the essential.

Project management framework

Routine documented strategy through custom project management.

Select Team Members

Tuan Van Le Practice Lead, Tax Disputes
Josh Baravelli Senior Associate
David Vuong Associate
Sofia Abou-Saba Associate

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