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PepsiCo takes ATO to court for taxing bottling payments by Schweppes
Tax 2022-02-23 3:30 pm By Miklos Bolza

PepsiCo has launched proceedings disputing claims by the Australian Taxation Office that amounts paid by Schweppes for local bottling and distribution services were royalties and […]

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Shell wins more in ATO appeal over $2.3B gas exploration deduction
Tax 2022-01-27 6:00 pm By Bianca Hrovat

An appeals court has unanimously rejected the Commissioner of Taxation’s latest bid to block Shell’s $2.3 billion tax deduction for the cost of exploration activities […]

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ExxonMobil takes $182M dispute with ATO to court
Tax 2022-01-17 5:58 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Oil company ExxonMobil has appealed decisions by the Australian Taxation Office to refuse deductions on profits from the sale of petrol from the largest oil […]

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Airbnb host loses bid for Jobkeeper payments
Tax 2022-01-13 1:05 pm By Bianca Hrovat

An Airbnb host’s claim for JobKeeper payments has been shot down, with a tribunal saying the accommodation of paying guests at one’s own home did […]

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Mylan Australia challenges ATO decision over $1.2B Alphapharm deal
Corporate 2022-01-11 2:54 pm By Christine Caulfield

Mylan’s Australia unit is appealing decisions by the tax office to refuse deductions on interest paid under loans taken out by the pharmaceutical giant to […]

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SingTel loses transfer pricing dispute with ATO over $14.2B Optus acquisition
Tax 2021-12-20 10:13 pm By Miklos Bolza

Singapore telecommunications giant SingTel cannot claim over $894 million in tax deductible “transfer pricing benefits” for interest paid by a cross-border subsidiary on a loan […]

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Worldwide freezing orders not conditional on enforcement prospects, High Court says
Tax 2021-12-08 6:17 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The High Court has granted the ATO’s bid to impose a worldwide freezing order against Chinese property developer Changran Huang, saying the court’s power to […]

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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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