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Freezing orders extended against developer James Raptis in $110M tax case
Tax 2021-11-18 11:09 am By Christine Caulfield

A judge has extended asset freezing orders until next year in a $109.5 million case brought by the tax office against Gold Coast property developer […]

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PwC hit with $43M negligence lawsuit by failed VET provider Cornerstone
Professional Negligence 2021-11-17 4:06 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers is facing claims of professional negligence by insolvent tertiary education provider Cornerstone for allegedly assisting the company’s former director in overstating the […]

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Emirates Group can’t recoup $10.5M paid to Australian staff through JobKeeper
Tax 2021-11-15 4:54 pm By Miklos Bolza

Eight companies in the Dubai-based Emirates Group have lost a court bid to recoup more than $10.5 million paid to Australian staff during the COVID-19 […]

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High Court upholds challenge to backpacker tax
Employment 2021-11-03 4:36 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The High Court has found a 15 per cent ‘backpacker tax’ imposed on holders of Australian working holiday visas violates a double taxation agreement between […]

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iSignthis’ John Karantzis accuses ATO of misleading court in asset freeze bid
Tax 2021-10-28 9:39 pm By Cindy Cameronne

iSignthis CEO John Karantzis claims the ATO misled the court when it sought a freezing order over his assets in a dispute over an alleged […]

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Tax commissioner defamed accountant Vanda Gould but has valid defence
Defamation 2021-10-25 3:51 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Embattled Sydney accountant Vanda Gould has lost his defamation case against the Commissioner of Taxation, with a court finding Chris Jordan’s defamatory comments constituted a […]

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Judge extends asset freeze over iSignthis CEO in $10M stoush with tax office
Tax 2021-10-21 3:39 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has extended by a week a freezing order over the assets of ISignthis CEO John Karantzis in a dispute with the Australian Taxation […]

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ATO, Raptis Group to enter ‘commercial discussions’ in $110M tax case
Tax 2021-10-21 12:21 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Taxation Office will have “commercial discussions” with Gold Coast property developer James Raptis before deciding whether to seek summary judgment in a case […]

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US bank boss launches defamation case against 60 Minutes over $100M tax fraud claims
Defamation 2021-10-19 10:08 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The CEO and founder of Euro Pacific Bank, Peter Schiff, has launched a defamation lawsuit against the Nine Network over a 60 Minutes episode that […]

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Companies can’t block ATO’s grilling of disgraced accountant Vanda Gould
Tax 2021-10-19 2:01 pm By Miklos Bolza

Three companies operated by convicted accountant Vanda Gould have failed again to block further cross examination of Gould by the Commissioner of Taxation in a […]

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