Tax disputes have the ability to become protracted and expensive if not managed strategically. A respectful and professional relationship with the ATO and state revenue authorities, and a detailed knowledge of the processes required to litigate a tax dispute can be central to navigating a successful and commercial outcome.

By engaging a legal tax advisor the commercial sensitivities of your business can be better protected during the document collection stages of a tax dispute and by formulating a whole of life strategy to litigation to avoid early pitfalls.

The Tax Disputes Team at Colin Biggers & Paisley offers detailed experience working with clients to successfully navigate tax dispute matters faced by businesses and directors.

Our full-service offering means we are well placed to support you on your business' lifecycle tax requirements.

Recent experience includes

  • Acting for the Director of an ASX listed organisation in relation to a dispute with the ATO.

  • Advising on a transfer pricing dispute for a client operating in the mining sector.

  • Advising a trustee company in relation to a dispute with the ATO for income tax assessments and penalties in the amount of approximately $10 million.

  • Acting for the taxpayer in a significant dispute over the application of payroll tax exemptions.