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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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ASIC strips embattled accountant Vanda Gould of financial services licence
Financial Services 2021-10-12 6:11 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has cancelled the licence of embattled former accountant Vanda Gould. The 73-year-old, who is serving a six year sentence […]

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Raptis Group hit with freezing order after allegedly dodging $110M in tax bills
Tax 2021-10-05 6:35 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The Australian Taxation Office has won an urgent bid to freeze the assets of James Raptis and 11 associated entities, after accusing the Queensland property […]

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Peak legal body says ATO privilege protocol burdens lawyers
Tax 2021-09-23 6:34 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The Law Council of Australia has raised concerns about the Australia Taxation Office’s draft protocol for handling claims of legal professional privilege, saying it “overreaches” […]

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