Clements Dunne & Bell Melbourne

Audit Protection Service

As many people are aware, government agencies continue to allocate additional resources for audit activity and continue to refine their “data matching” capabilities such that it is increasingly likely that clients will receive some form of audit or enquiry from a government agency.


In many instances, the matter can be dealt with satisfactorily and without an adverse finding.  However, the process of supplying the necessary information and explanations is often quite involved and requires careful management. Naturally, this can result in significant professional costs.


Government agencies do not compensate innocent taxpayers for costs incurred as a result of an audit.


In response to the rapid pace of growth in the audit activity of the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) and State Revenue Offices (SRO), Clements Dunne & Bell has offered clients the opportunity to participate in our Audit Protection Service for the last several years.


In essence the Audit Protection Service covers professional fees (accounting, legal, etc) associated with an audit, or similar investigation, initiated by a government agency such as the ATO or the SRO.


We have experienced a number of cases where our Audit Protection Service has resulted in significant savings for clients.  On average, these savings have been well in excess of $1,000.


The annual renewal of the Audit Protection Service is now approaching and we have mailed out the annual subscription offer to clients.


If you would like to participate, please respond to the mail out. If you do not receive a mail out or have any questions regarding the Audit Protection Service, please do not hesitate to contact Ashley Carmichael at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it