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Chris Seage

Tax consultant and former ATO audit manager

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No more ‘brick walls’: tax complaints outsourced to watchdog

No more ‘brick walls’: tax complaints outsourced to watchdog

April 23, 2015 2 Comments

Tax complaints will no longer go to the Commonwealth Ombudsman, instead being handled by the Inspector-General of Taxation. And that is great news for taxpayers.

Sex addict neurosurgeon bought cocaine from brothel, leaked docs show

Sex addict neurosurgeon bought cocaine from brothel, leaked docs show

September 2, 2014 2 Comments

Former neurosurgeon Suresh Nair, who was found guilty of manslaughter over the death of a prostitute in his apartment, bought drugs from a brothel in Sydney, new documents reveal.

A taxpayer bill of rights? Tax watchdog vows to listen

A taxpayer bill of rights? Tax watchdog vows to listen

February 10, 2014

The ATO has recently been accused of bullying and intimidating citizens. Now there's a push for a "taxpayer bill of rights" to reign in the Tax Office.

What are your rights with the taxman? Call to clean up ATO ‘disgrace’

What are your rights with the taxman? Call to clean up ATO ‘disgrace’

July 19, 2013 28 Comments

Another disgruntled taxpayer is suing the ATO for $5.1 million in damages, as taxation experts call for stronger compensation rights and a taxpayers' charter to be enshrined in law.

Tax Office pursuit of offshore tax dodgers ramps up

Tax Office pursuit of offshore tax dodgers ramps up

July 2, 2013 1 Comment

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.

Fair Work decision a boon to working parents

Fair Work decision a boon to working parents

June 14, 2013

The Fair Work Commission has ruled that a Melbourne IT worker should be allowed to return to work part time following her parental leave. Will the decision have a wider impact on working parents?

Memo to Hockey: what’s <em>really</em> wrong with the Tax Office

Memo to Hockey: what’s really wrong with the Tax Office

May 23, 2013 9 Comments

Joe Hockey wants to shake up the Australian Taxation Office. It's welcome news to accountants and taxpayers, but he'll need more than rhetoric to fix the ATO's problems.

Fight for footy board: the dirty tricks and death threat

Fight for footy board: the dirty tricks and death threat

May 13, 2013

The fight for control of the Parramatta Eels got rough on the weekend, with allegations of dirty tricks and even a death threat to one director. Crikey lifts the lid on a grubby boardroom battle.

Tax Office hunts for 5600 cheats in cross-border raid

Tax Office hunts for 5600 cheats in cross-border raid

April 2, 2013 1 Comment

The Tax Office is searching for some 5600 Australians who may have hidden money overseas. And a new cross-border investigative initiative will make it easier to find them.

Parramatta ‘puppet show’: NRL club chairman in online war

Parramatta ‘puppet show’: NRL club chairman in online war

March 26, 2013 2 Comments

Parramatta Eels chairman Roy Spagnolo is taking on one high-profile supporter in a bitter war over the club's board. The campaigning from rival tickets last December is still playing out after season kick-off.