Tax Dispute

Having problems with a tax dispute? If you have received an unfavourable taxation decision and you think the decision is wrong – either on the facts, or legal reasoning – we can help by preparing and lodging an objection decision.

We have an outstanding success rate in achieving a favourable outcome for our clients.

Please contact us if you would like more information on our recent successes against the ATO.

We have the knowledge and expertise to represent you at all levels in your tax dispute – AAT, Federal Court and High Court.

We can also help you handle an investigation from the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB).

Need tax help?

We are here to help when your tax or superannuation affairs become overwhelming.

We can liaise with the ATO if you are being audited; obtain a payment plan for a tax debt; and represent you in a tax court case.

Need tax help?

We are here to help when your tax or superannuation affairs become overwhelming.

We can liaise with the ATO if you are being audited; obtain a payment plan for a tax debt; and represent you in a tax court case.

Satisfied Clients

Court hearing for failure to lodge tax returns less daunting

HI Tania,

Whilst daunting, your assistance and representation at the hearing for my failure to lodge tax returns made it possible, and easier than anticipated.

 

I didn’t realize how much it was weighing on me until I decided to take my first afternoon off in over 20 years (apart from illness) and have just woken up…

Looking around the courtroom I feel for some of those people in a similar position who had no representation

Louisa A—February 2019

Exceptional Service and Tax Knowledge

I am delighted with the results Tania has achieved in dealing with the Australian Taxation Office. My matter was complex.However, Tania was quick to understand the issues and able to prepare a strategy for my approval. Once I approved the strategy Tania immediately went to work and achieved a result my previous lawyers had not thought possible.

I believe Tania is a very intelligent and honest person. She has a great sense of intuition and a very commercial approach.  She also has a sense of urgency and diplomacy found only in a rare few.

Tania takes a pragmatic approach to solutions.  She has a very approachable manner and does not become intimidated by aggressive and complex situations.

I have no hesitation in recommending Tania to anyone needing assistance with their taxation matters.

Graeme

Graeme N—November 2014

Tax residency thank you

Dear Tania and team

I came to learn of my tax issues when I returned to Australia after having been working and living overseas. I had no prior communication with ATO so this matter took me by complete surprise. The internet was my first call and when I saw Waterhouse Lawyers I was immediately struck by their credibility that told me I had come to the right place.

From the very first enquiry Waterhouse Lawyer’s expertise on tax residence, experience and professionalism were simply impressive. Communication with Tania, Keerti and Amanda were focused and kind. With the ATO’s final positive decision all the charges and interests amounting to $107,000 were completely cleared. I am exceedingly grateful to Tania and her team and will gladly recommend Waterhouse Lawyers to anyone with tax issues.

Thank you so very much

John T—July 2020

Absolutely fate

Dear Tania

I cannot thank you and your team enough for the work undertaken to have my charges completely withdrawn during recent matters I was facing with the ATO. It was absolute fate that I contacted your office, but it was the best decision I could have made. From the very first phone call, you treated me with kindness and respect, despite the situation I had found myself in.

When one thinks of a Solicitor, it is easy to go straight to the stereotypical movie character with images of someone who is selfish, greedy and rude. But you, Tania, are the epitome of thoughtful, generous and compassionate and I will forever be in your debt for the kind and considered way you supported me from afar.

I highly recommend Waterhouse Lawyers to others who may be facing overwhelming situations regarding tax litigation, although, I hope to never require your services again!

Kindest Regards Tania,
Leisa F.

Leisa F – November 2020

Fantastic help

OMG – it’s the truth – you told the truth – that’s a strategy?! I LOVE it – I’m so happy – however the [government agency] responds will be OK by me. It’s perfect, you have made sense of a time in my life and behaviour and responses I didn’t understand.

The reasoning and explanation in your letter is more valuable to me personally than the [agency’s] outcome. A win would be great, but no matter what happens, I can definitely take heed of this, develop better insight, work on improving my response to confronting and conflicting events and have a happier life, which is and must be the ultimate goal.

Seriously grateful and overwhelmingly impressed by your ability to nail the issues in such a way that I will have peace of mind no matter what the outcome.

Rosemary

Rosemary P—November 2014

Credentials

Recognition

Law Council of Australia logo - Tax Lawyer Sydney Melbourne
law society of new south wales logo - Tax Lawyer Sydney Melbourne
the tax institute logo - Tax Lawyer Sydney Melbourne
Transfer Pricing Association Global logo - Tax Lawyer Sydney Melbourne