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ATO reviews and audits: managing clients and engaging with ATO audit teams

Bruce Collins, July 29 2022

This article was originally published in CCH iKnow. To many taxpayers and their tax advisors, the ATO is primarily a revenue agency, tasked with raising taxes – but the true picture is more complicated than that. From its Corporate Plan, the ATO says: The ATO’s purpose is to contribute to the economic and social wellbeing of Australians by...

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Risk areas for Tax Agents

Amanda Guruge, August 20 2021

As a tax agent, you have responsibilities to ensure that you meet the rules and requirements set out in the Professional Code of Conduct and Tax Agent Services Act 2009. As a tax agent, you have to be an expert in tax law, adapt your processes to various policy or law changes and manage client relationships, all while meeting your personal obligati...

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Audits and Reviews by the ATO and State and Territory Revenue agencies

Bruce Collins, August 16 2021

In the course of your taxpaying life, revenue agencies like the ATO may conduct a review or an audit of your tax or super affairs. While you may have an accountant or tax agent handling your routine affairs, tax laws are complex and reviews or audits also involve a lot of administrative law.

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ATO reviews and Audits

Bruce Collins, July 13 2021

I’ve received an audit letter from the ATO – what do I do? All entities – individual, partnerships, companies, trusts and super funds can be reviewed or audited where there is concern by the ATO on the preparation of tax returns. With more data-matching capabilities and ease of access to information, the ATO is able to identify undisclosed income o...

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