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Backpacker’s tax not discriminatory, appeals court finds
Employment 2020-08-06 3:55 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The Australian Taxation Office has won its appeal of a ruling that found that a 15 per cent ‘Backpacker’s Tax’ imposed on holders of Australian […]

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Finance experts recruited to advise ‘complex’ $17M tax fraud, police say
Tax 2020-07-22 9:04 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Federal police have charged 12 members of an alleged sophisticated criminal syndicate, including construction industry figure George Alex, which authorities say enlisted the help of […]

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Maurice Blackburn loses appeal over bushfire class action tax bill
Appeals 2020-05-28 3:05 pm By Miklos Bolza

Maurice Blackburn has come up short in its challenge to a multimillion dollar tax bill for a record settlement payout in the Black Saturday bushfire […]

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Sydney man faces conspiracy charge for alleged role in Plutus tax fraud
Tax 2020-04-21 1:03 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A 33-year-old Sydney man faces a charge of conspiring to defraud the Commonwealth for his alleged role in the Plutus Payroll fraud, a scheme that […]

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Businessman Kia Silverbrook can’t overturn $9.3M penalty for unpaid PAYG tax
Tax 2020-05-19 8:43 pm By Christine Caulfield

An appeals court has dismissed a challenge by businessman and prolific inventor Kia Silverbrook to a finding that he was jointly liable to pay a […]

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Canberra developers settle apartment owners’ class action over $6.3M in GST
Class Actions 2020-03-30 1:04 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The developers behind the Governor Place residential complex in Canberra have reached a settlement in a class action by aparment owners seeking $6.3 million in […]

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BHP faces $125M tax bill after High Court loss
Tax 2020-03-11 2:45 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

BHP Billiton must pay $125 million in added taxes after the High Court struck down its appeal in a dispute with the Australian Tax Office […]

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Director’s illness no excuse to dodge employee PAYG, super payments, appeals court finds
Tax 2020-03-09 5:38 pm By Miklos Bolza

A restaurant director will have to pay over $33,000 in unpaid tax after an appeals court found that despite a prolonged period of severe illness […]

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Former Bechtel exec wins appeal, can claim $11.8M share loss as tax deduction
Tax 2020-03-04 5:15 pm By Miklos Bolza

A former executive of engineering giant Bechtel will be allowed to deduct over $11.8 million in share losses from his taxable income after successfully challenging […]

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Court rejects lead applicant’s $508k bill in $19.25M Arasor class action settlement
Class Actions 2020-02-11 9:16 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The lead applicant in a shareholder class action against laser technology company Arasor will walk away with a fraction of the approximately $508,000 in legal […]

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