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ATO wins info on 1,500 tax docs, teeing up potential privilege battle with CUB
Tax 2021-09-21 5:44 pm By Miklos Bolza

Iconic Australian beer manufacturer Carlton & United Breweries has lost an appeal seeking to shield information about 1,500 allegedly privileged documents from the Australian Taxation […]

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The Star accuses ATO of breaching settlement agreement
Tax 2021-09-15 10:25 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The Star Entertainment Group has filed court proceedings against the Australian Taxation Office seeking to have interest charges on a tax bill cancelled, saying the […]

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PwC a ‘different beast’ to law firms when it comes to privilege, court hears
Tax 2021-09-13 10:24 pm By Miklos Bolza

Assessing claims of privilege involving multidisciplinary firms like PricewaterhouseCoopers that offer legal and accounting services is “inherently awkward”, a court heard on the final day […]

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PwC partner at centre of ATO privilege spat earned less than non-lawyer assistants, court hears
Tax 2021-09-09 6:49 pm By Miklos Bolza

A PwC partner who the ATO claims was assigned to work on a matter for meat processing company JBS to bring a “cloak of legal […]

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PwC client says ATO’s privilege case ‘nightmare to the rule of law’
Business of Law 2021-09-08 9:06 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Meat processing company and former PricewaterhouseCoopers client JBS has slammed as a “nightmare to the rule of law” a claim by the Commissioner of Taxation […]

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PwC partner was used to give ‘cloak of privilege’ to work, ATO tells court
Tax 2021-09-06 9:02 pm By Miklos Bolza

Accounting giant PricewaterhouseCoopers used one of its legally qualified partners as a “postbox” to provide a “cloak of privilege” to work conducted for meat processing […]

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Tabcorp locked in billion-dollar court battle with ATO
Tax 2021-09-03 3:02 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Tabcorp and Tatts Group have brought eight proceedings against the Australian Tax Office over more than a billion dollars in deductions for fees to gambling […]

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High Court won’t hear Auctus appeal over $2.3M R&D tax refund mistake
High Court 2021-08-16 10:58 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Auctus Resources will not be able to hang on to a $2.3 million R&D tax offset refund which the Full Court found was paid by […]

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PwC says ATO should stick to plan at upcoming privilege hearing
Tax 2021-08-03 2:10 pm By Miklos Bolza

PricewaterhouseCoopers has objected to swathes of evidence from the Commissioner of Taxation being included in an upcoming trial over privilege, claiming the material oversteps a […]

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Mining magnate Bob Johnson faces court over alleged $38.5 million tax fraud
Tax 2021-07-30 2:16 pm By Bianca Hrovat

South Australian mining magnate Bob Johnson faced court Friday charged over a scheme to defraud the federal government of $38.5 million in taxes. The Australian […]

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