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.
Aptum can assist by:
- 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.