Tax Audit Insurance

Don’t let an unexpected ATO audit burden your business with a mountain of professional fees and costs.

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  • Hassle free application with instant cover and no paperwork

Flexible payment options to make budgeting easier – monthly or annually

The cover

In the event that a business is subject to a random audit from the ATO, Tax Audit insurance covers the cost of professional fees for the accountants, bookkeepers, lawyers and advisers required, as well as other expenses incurred.

What is included?

  • Professional fees, e.g. accountants, lawyers, bookkeepers and other advisers like actuaries, valuers, etc.
  • Expenses incurred during audit

What is typically NOT included?

  • Fines incurred

Why it’s important

The Australian Tax Office is increasingly focusing on tax evasion and compliance, which means an audit is becoming more and more likely. With the right Tax Audit insurance in place, you can at least minimise the audit costs – even if you can’t reduce the associated emotional stress!

Who it’s for

If you’re running a business and filing tax returns, you need to seriously consider Tax Audit insurance. And, if your business has multiple entities, you need to consider that all of these may be audited at the same time – which could cost you a considerable amount of time and money.


March 15, 2015

The construction industry was under review and a client’s small carpentry business was being audited by the ATO. They were asked to supply 2 years of full financial records.

The client was eventually cleared in the case and no fines were issued. However, over $8,500 in accountant’s fees had been incurred, which was promptly paid out by the insurer.

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