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Jul 2, 2013

Tax Office pursuit of offshore tax dodgers ramps up

The ATO will set up a new taskforce to catch businesses dodging tax by basing themselves offshore. It comes as the agency unsuccessfully pursued one company through the courts.

Chris Seage — Tax consultant and former ATO audit manager

Chris Seage

Tax consultant and former ATO audit manager

The Australian Taxation Office has vigorously pursued an offshore insurance company through the courts as, one lawyer involved in the case told Crikey, a “backdoor attempt to get multinationals like Google and Apple to pay more tax in Australia”.

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  1. Serenatopia

    So the ATO loses in the High Court and their response is to become more aggressive—easy enough for them—especially with Konza leading the charge—someone needs to remind them that aggressive structures do not equate to tax evasion—oops!

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