Tax Advocacy - Dear Commissioner
DCTR Jim Richards from Territory Revenue has presented on:
- suggestions provided by the revenue offices to improve the persuasiveness and effectiveness of written submissions;
- comparative obligations of taxpayers and advisers for honesty a full and true disclosure;
- comparative processes for informal administrative review, raising matters of policy and approaching a minister or the ombudsman; and
- suggested approaches to address ‘unfair’ outcomes.
I have presented on:
general and technical writing style lessons that may improve written advocacy;
effective structuring and corroborating taxable facts;
the CRAC method - (C)onclusion, (R)ule, (A)nalyisis, (C)ases - for argument writing;
drafting approaches for State Taxes internal reviews and objections with sample precedents;
drafting approaches for penalty remission requests with sample precedents; and
drafting approaches for interest remission requests with sample precedents.
It is great to have both sides of the table presented and encouraging that the approaches are highly aligned.