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Can we please have the 2020 ATO back?
Expert Insights 2021-02-22 3:59 pm By

Although most of us will remember 2020 as a year of enormous disruption and difficulties, it likely represents the zenith of tax administration in Australia. […]

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Count Financial can’t join insurer to $15.3M lawsuit against ex-financial advisor
Insurance 2021-02-18 11:41 am By Spencer Fowler Steen

Count Financial has failed in its bid to put a former financial advisor’s insurers on the hook for a $15.3 million lawsuit brought by his […]

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Tax adviser hit with record $22.7M fine over R&D tax scheme
Tax 2021-02-16 5:35 pm By Miklos Bolza

A tax agent and accountant who conducted multiple tax exploitation schemes between 2011 and 2015 has been hit with a $22.7 million penalty, the largest […]

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High Court grants special leave in backpacker tax case
High Court 2021-02-12 12:53 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The High Court has granted special leave to a British citizen who is locked in a dispute with the Australian Taxation Office over a 15 […]

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Plutus Payroll founder has $16M in homes, other assets confiscated by AFP
Tax 2021-02-08 5:06 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

Federal police have confiscated $15.8 million in assets from the founder of payroll services company, Plutus Payroll, who was sentenced last year to over seven […]

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ATO won’t promise not to prosecute PwC for tax offences
Tax 2021-02-03 12:06 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

The ATO has refused to sign an undertaking that it won’t prosecute PricewaterhouseCoopers for tax crimes if it hands over thousands of documents at the […]

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On judge’s urging, JBS drops PwC solicitor in privilege fight with tax office
Tax 2021-02-02 9:43 pm By Christine Caulfield

Meat processor JBS Australia has appointed new legal representation in a battle with the Australian Taxation Office over the scope of privilege attached to thousands […]

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CUB can’t shield info in brewing privilege fight with ATO
Tax 2021-02-02 5:11 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

A judge has ordered Carlton United Breweries, maker of iconic Australian beers Victoria Bitter and Carlton Draught, to hand over information to the Commissioner of Taxation […]

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ATO secures $138M settlement with Isreal Discount Bank in Binetter family tax fraud case
Tax 2021-02-01 10:39 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Australian Taxation Office has reached a $138 million settlement in proceedings against Israel Discount Bank, the last remaining defendant in a long-running case over […]

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ATO can’t toss lawsuit by Melbourne migration lawyer who fled to Romania
Tax 2021-01-21 3:21 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Commissioner of Taxation has failed in his bid to dismiss a lawsuit brought by a bankrupt migration lawyer who fled to Romania and owes […]

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