"My client had sold his business and subsequently became the subject of an ATO audit about using the Small Business CGT Concessions.
We had received other legal advice before we lodged the tax returns and had paid a handsome price over the course of 18 months or so only to receive big amended assessments. We were advised by the original lawyers to accept the outcome and move on. It was devastating.
It didn’t sit well and another accountant referred me to Damian – if anything could be done to remedy the situation, he would do it.
My experience with Damian advocating on our behalf was remarkable. After examining the facts and concluding that there were grounds to object to the amended assessments. Damian identified questions of law and fact had been misinterpreted and therefore, overlooked by the other advisers.
We achieved a favourable outcome, overturning the amended assessments. We were elated and felt justified in challenging the initial tax bill, although we were not at all clear why it was unjust, we just knew it was.
The outcome was life changing for my client (it was their retirement money that the ATO was chasing) and very satisfying for me, there is nothing better than being instrumental (finding Damian) in righting wrong with knowledge, experience and calm resolve."
SP, Accountant, Gold Coast
"We were advised by the original lawyers to accept the outcome and move on. It was devastating".
"Damian identified questions of law and fact had been misinterpreted and therefore, overlooked by the other advisers"
"The outcome was life changing for my client (it was their retirement money that the ATO was chasing)"
"Within 48 hours of me contacting Damian, I knew I was in very competent hands.
He listened; he asked great questions; worked out what documentation was required and liaised with the tax department on my behalf."
RecentIy I was notified by the accounting firm who advised me on my previous year’s tax return (a well-known tax-consulting franchise) that I was being audited by the tax department for the previous two years.
I decided to get a second opinion, and I contacted Damian O’Connor. I requested an up-front estimate of his costs for a second opinion and then later, to represent me. Damian gave me a clear idea of the costs for his services.
I was thrilled & utterly relieved to receive a phone call from Damian to tell me that he had received notification from the tax department that all of my affairs were in order.
Wendy. A. Melbourne, Transport Industry