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HR company loses fight with tax office after paying debt with wrong EFT number
Tax 2020-10-06 9:36 pm By Christine Caulfield

The director of a defunct HR company has lost his bid to avoid paying a $384,000 tax bill after hundreds of thousands of dollars were […]

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White & Case lures partner from Herbert Smith Freehills tax firm
Business of Law 2020-09-29 12:08 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

US white shoe firm White & Case has snagged a leading tax partner from Herbert Smith Freehills’ tax firm to bolster its growing team in […]

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Crown scores win in fight with ATO over $100M in GST on high roller junkets
Tax 2020-09-10 3:55 pm By Miklos Bolza

Two casinos owned by Crown Resorts have been handed a Federal Court victory in their $100 million battle with the Australian Taxation Office, with a […]

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‘Completely unsatisfactory’: Arasor class action applicant hit with costs for ‘overstated’ claims
Class Actions 2020-08-28 2:46 pm By Miklos Bolza

The lead applicant in a securities class action against the directors and auditors of laser technology firm Arasor has been hit with costs for its […]

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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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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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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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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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