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Tips for Small Businesses in a Tax Dispute

Speakers: Angela Lee, Barrister, Aickin Chambers and Shanna Godden, Senior Lawyer, Dispute Resolution, ATO, Tasmania

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Seminar Delivered 27 February 2020

CPD Guide: 1 SL


Session Outline:

A session on Tips for small busiiness in a tax dispute. Tax disputes can take a toll on taxpayers. There are some lesser-known developments that may assist small businesses in tax disputes: in-house facilitations, Dispute Assist, and the AAT’s Small Business Tax Division.


Speaker Bios

Angela Lee, Barrister, Aickin Chambers

Angela practices predominantly in taxation, administrative and charity law. Her strategic approach is sought after in advice work, litigation and ADR. She acts for the taxpayer and for the Commissioner, led and unled, in federal and state taxation matters, including on appeals. She also acts for tax agents and for the Tax Practitioners Board in regulatory matters. She is a nationally accredited mediator.

Prior to her call to the Bar, Angela acted for corporate, government and individual clients in taxation matters at Minter Ellison and PricewaterhouseCoopers. She was also a solicitor advocate for the Victorian Government.

Angela holds a Master of Laws from the University of Melbourne and a Juris Doctor and Bachelor of Commerce from the Monash University. She was a recipient of the Sir John Monash Scholarship and a participant in the Dean's Scholars Program. 

Angela serves on a number of committees, including as Deputy Chair (Melbourne) of the Law Council of Australia’s Business Law Section's Tax Committee. She consults to the ATO on the National Tax Liaison Group and the Private Groups Stewardship Group. 


Shanna Godden, Senior Lawyer, Dispute Resolution, ATO, Tasmania

Shanna graduated from the University of Tasmania with a combined Bachelor of Business and Laws in 2010, and was admitted to the Supreme Court of Tasmania in August 2011.

Shanna began her legal career in private practice in Hobart before joining the Commonwealth Government.  She is currently a senior lawyer in the Review and Dispute Resolution branch of the Australian Taxation Office, practicing in Hobart.  She acts of the Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner of Taxation in a range of jurisdictions across the country including tax technical, corporate law, Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) matters, and debt litigation at both the State and Federal levels. 



$77.00 ex GST