The chair of federal parliament’s powerful Public Accounts and Audit Committee Sharon Grierson has been left red-faced after telling Parliament in June that there was no compelling evidence for changing tax office settlement guidelines, writes Chris Seage.
I know nothing about the Lowy tax case except what I have read about in the papers. But that particular day I will never forget. It was as if the tax office had lost its innocence, writes a former ATO officer who was there.
After a two and a half year inquiry into tax office administration that spanned two Parliaments, the Joint Committee Of Public Accounts and Audit have concluded…wait for it…drum role please…A simpler tax system is needed in Australia, writes Chris Seage.
The announcement by the Australian Taxation Office yesterday they are targeting 600,000 Australians who have purchased a motor vehicle valued at over $57,009 has sent shock waves through the Australian luxury automobile industry as well as aspirational voters, writes Chris Seage.
Glenn Wheatley, former member of The Master’s Apprentices, manager of John Farnham and former manager of Delta, diddled his taxes. For some reason the media thought that warranted tailing the “celebrity tax cheat” OJ style, writes Sophie Black.
The Victorian Liberal Party’s civil war that was started by the leaking of the dismissal of two errant bloggers is threatening to go nuclear. This started as an intra-factional conflict but the leakers did not realise the amount of explosive material held by those they targeted. There is talk of emails incriminating not merely Liberal […]
ATO auditors are trying to stitch up taxpayers with big tax bills on the basis of inflated income figures provided to lenders — but often it’s the mortgage brokers doing the inflating, writes Chris Seage.
In a decision that has “dramatic” implications for rural health communities around Victoria, the ATO has announced that the charitable status of community health centres around the state will be revoked.