Clayton Taber

Clayton is a tax lawyer with expertise advising on contentious tax matters and resolving disputes with the Australian Taxation Office.

He acts for high net wealth individuals and private and public businesses through all stages of the tax dispute lifecycle from advice to litigation.

His clients benefit from his practical, no-nonsense approach to mitigating risk associated with their tax affairs. In most cases, this means resolving disputes prior to litigation, or preventing them altogether.

Clients value Clayton’s ability to understand their business drivers and recommend solutions that are economical and commercially astute.


Clayton’s expertise includes:

  • Opining and advising on contentious tax matters
  • Mitigating risk associated with ATO compliance action
  • Assisting clients to efficiently and effectively manage ATO review products
  • Representing clients throughout the ATO dispute lifecycle of review, audit, objection, settlement, and litigation
  • Advising on the application of the income tax general anti-avoidance rule (Part IVA)
  • Negotiating remission of penalty and interest charges imposed by the ATO
  • Assisting clients with tax debt matters

Recent Projects

  • Resolving a fuel tax credit dispute on favourable terms for a large private business
  • Resolving an unpaid superannuation guarantee charge matter with full penalty remission for a private business
  • Negotiating a debt compromise proposal for a high net wealth individual
  • Resolving over a decade of unpaid FBT liability for a private business with minimal penalties
  • Resolving a comprehensive audit of a private business group involving a wide range of tax and commercial issues and many related and unrelated parties
  • Advising a large private business on the potential application of Part IVA to a proposed funding arrangement
  • Resolving a shareholder loans (Division 7A) matter for a collective of high net wealth individuals
  • Advising an ASX 20 entity on its key tax risks, including throughout the conduct of an ATO ‘Top 100’ programme
  • Advising a private financial services business on the potential application of the promoter penalties regime

Professional Memberships / Accreditation & Activities

  • International Fiscal Association – Member
  • Tax Institute of Australia – Member



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