“The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.” ― Albert Einstein

We have a strong tax disputes practice — an area that is becoming ever more important as Australian tax authorities adopt a firmer line on the collection of tax and enforcement of tax laws.

Our recent cases include:

[Name withheld for privacy] v Commissioner of Taxation. Dormer Stanhope is acting for a taxpayer in its challenge to substantial assessments with total liability of about $25 million, arising from the formation of a tax consolidated group in 2008. The matter will be heard later in 2014.

[Confidential] v DCT and ACC. Dormer Stanhope represents the Applicant in confidential judicial review proceedings against the Australian Crime Commission and Deputy Commissioner of Taxation. We have extensive experience with the Australian Crime Commission.

Project Wickenby Litigation. Dormer Stanhope is briefed for the taxpayer in a numerous Project Wickenby civil tax matters. In one case our client is challenging liability that totals $68 million. In another case we are representing the taxpayer in ground-breaking litigation that will be the first ever Controlled Foreign Company and Foreign Investment Fund case ever litigated in Australia.

State Revenue Litigation. Dormer Stanhope does state revenue matters such as stamp duty and payroll tax. In one case we are bringing concurrent proceedings in the Supreme Court and tribunal in relation to stamp duty of $1.3 million.

Depend on us for your taxes.


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