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May 12, 2020

Thursday, 14 May 2020 | ATO engagement and compliance through COVID-19 and beyond (11:00 AM Australian Eastern Standard Time)

ATO engagement and compliance activity as we move through COVID-19 and beyond: with insights from Deputy Commissioner Rebecca Saint

COVID-19 has presented many unique issues in the context of ongoing ATO compliance activity and dispute resolution.  Even more challenging will be the issues that will arise as taxpayers and the ATO alike move into the new post COVID-19 world.  What will those issues be?  Will the ATO need to make up time for pausing compliance activity during COVID-19?  Will there be pressure to find extra tax payable to fund the COVID-19 measures?

In this webcast Deputy Commissioner Rebecca Saint will join us to discuss issues including:

  • Debt deferrals during COVID-19 and likely action/expectations moving forward
  • Audits of JobKeeper claims including what you need to substantiate claims
  • ATO compliance action during COVID-19 including what to expect in terms of ongoing reviews, and how to deal with Request for Information (RFI) obligations
  • ATO approach to alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and settlements during COVID-19
  • The Top 100 and Top 1000 programs post COVID-19 and next actions work

Date: Thursday, 14 May 2020

Time: 11:00 AM 1 12:00 PM Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales).

Registration: Register for this event.


  • Rebecca Saint, Acting Deputy Commissioner, Australian Taxation Office

  • Fiona Moore, Partner, EY

  • Pete Rhodes, Global Head of Tax, Aristocrat Leisure Limited

  • Tanya Ross Jones, EY Oceania Partner, People Advisory Services


  • Martin Caplice, EY Oceania Leader, Tax Controversy


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