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Hold ATO officers to the Charter, says former deputy commissioner

Developing an early relationship with tax officers and reminding them of their obligations as set out in the Taxpayers’ Charter can be useful for practitioners negotiating an ATO audit, a former deputy commissioner has suggested.

  • Shared by Accountants Daily
  • July 11, 2019
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Speaking at a City Taxation Discussion Group event in Sydney, former ATO deputy commissioner Michael Cranston said that, while the Tax Office is committed to its reinvention program in becoming a contemporary service-oriented organisation, tax practitioners may need to stand up for their clients who are being unfairly treated in an audit by reminding officers of their obligations.

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