Tax is complicated and is one of the greatest costs of business. What’s more, the tax law can often be uncertain, both in content and in the law’s application to particular circumstances. With an increasingly technology savvy ATO, the likelihood of having your tax affairs examined by the ATO, and a tax dispute arising, has never been higher.
Poor management of a tax dispute can be costly, stressful and ultimately ineffective. It can disrupt your life and business and result in a poor financial outcome. Our role is to ensure that your tax dispute is managed properly, and successfully resolved quickly, so that you can focus on your life and business.
Unlike many other firms, Mills Oakley’s lawyers are private client tax specialists. We have the technical expertise and business acumen to understand the tax issues that high net worth individuals, private groups and private companies face, and then deal with the tax disputes that arise from those issues.
Mills Oakley’s philosophy for managing tax disputes revolves around ensuring the best financial outcome for you, the taxpayer. We do this by making an upfront assessment of the risks and likelihood of success associated with various types of action available to you to deal with the tax dispute, and then engaging with the ATO early in the dispute cycle.
Working inclusively with other professionals for the benefit of our clients is important to us. Our lawyers regularly assist accountants and other trusted advisers in managing tax disputes that arise for their clients. We understand that working together to help and assist to resolve the tax dispute by complementing the adviser’s role will ultimately achieve the best outcomes.
The Mills Oakley national tax disputes team has extensive experience dealing with all aspects of the lifecycle of a tax dispute with the ATO and State Revenue authorities. From early engagement, ‘risk reviews’, audits and objections through to alternative dispute resolution to formal litigation, our significant experience dealing with the revenue authorities ensures that we manage risk and importantly, the relationship of the taxpayer and their other advisers with the ATO or the relevant State Revenue authorities.