Having a fight with the ATO? Let me help.
Tax Audits, Objections & Appeals
Tax Related Crimes
Being on the wrong end of an ATO investigation or debt recovery action is stressful. It can be overwhelming when you are up against such a big organisation. It’s you, the small business owner, against the ATO and its 20,000 employees. It can seem impossible to fight back against the ATO’s huge resources.
This is where I can help you. I am a tax lawyer based in Adelaide. I specialise in tax disputes. I spend my days helping small businesses to deal with the ATO. I help with interest and penalty remissions, objections to tax decisions, tax audits and more.
No matter where you are in Australia, if you’re in a dispute with the ATO, then I can help.
If you have any questions about how I work, please read my frequently asked questions page, or call me on 0486 041 442 or 1300 75 84 84 for a chat.
What my clients say about my work
I contacted Catriona to see if she could help us to have the penalty reversed. Catriona drafted a letter to the ATO and I soon realised that the negotiation process was in fact a legal process that was heavily reliant on using correct wording and terminology – something that was out of my accounting skill set. Catriona’s letter was accepted by the ATO and all penalties were reversed – making my client extremely happy!
As an accountant, it’s great knowing I have Catriona who can also help my clients with any ATO issues.Anita Wassermann | Precision Management Accounting
I found Hartigan Law on the internet and the website told me exactly what I wanted to read. I met with Catriona and we had a lengthy discussion about my situation, how it arose and what she thought was the best way to handle it. Before the hearing there were a few more meetings with Catriona.
The day of the hearing came, and that was where I saw that I had definitely made the right choice in having Catriona represent me. She confidently and purposefully explained my situation to the magistrate, her defence was strong reasonable and truthful. I had never hoped for such a great result and as low a fine, and it showed that Catriona was there to represent me, to do her best and not just go through the motions.
If ever I had to contend with the ATO again Catriona is definitely the person I want in my corner. Matthew Beaumont | Small Business Owner