My dispute with the Australian Taxation Office has finally been resolved. It took two years, at twelve letters, countless phone calls and a face to face meeting. On Friday I received a letter, full of public service double speak as usual, saying they agreed with my position and that I owed nothing further. I actually spent more than I saved to achieve this outcome.
Based on my experience it seems that their spend on pursuing people is the inverse of the amount in dispute. That’s in the past now. The dispute is finally over.