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'Bureaucratic whispers' prompted ATO to head off Brandis involvement in Bell Group case

'Bureaucratic whispers' prompted ATO to head off Brandis involvement in Bell Group case

Josh TaylorMar 28, 20173 Comments

The ATO was so concerned about rumours Attorney-General George Brandis would stop the agency intervening in the Bell case, it sought legal advice against him.

Wikipedia page of rapist-led cult whitewashed from inside the ATO

Wikipedia page of rapist-led cult whitewashed from inside the ATO

John PowerMay 2, 20166 Comments

An ATO employee has been using a work computer to whitewash the Wikipedia page of a South Korean cult, whose leader is in prison for multiple counts of rape. Freelance journalist John Power reports.

Transfield, News Corp and Exxon Mobil paid no tax in 2013-14

Transfield, News Corp and Exxon Mobil paid no tax in 2013-14

Josh TaylorDec 17, 201521 Comments

Transfield Services, the controversial company running many of Australia's offshore immigration detention centres, had no tax payable in Australia in 2013-14, on its revenue of $2.8 billion and taxable income of $16 million.

Who’s not paying their taxes in Australia? ATO offers few clues

Who’s not paying their taxes in Australia? ATO offers few clues

Alan AustinDec 3, 20151 Comment

Freelance journalist Alan Austin combs through ATO documents to ferret out tax dodgers.

Govt files metadata transparency request in the too-hard basket

Josh TaylorNov 17, 20153 Comments

How many agencies can access your metadata without a warrant? Look, AGD would tell us, but it's just so much damn work and they'd rather not.

Tax man wants to spy on you

Tax man wants to spy on you

Josh TaylorSep 8, 201511 Comments

Although it was originally excluded from a list of agencies that can access your metadata, the Australian Taxation Office now wants in.

Would the ALP's 'Buffett tax' put an end to tax-rorting millionaires?

Would the ALP's 'Buffett tax' put an end to tax-rorting millionaires?

Jason MurphyJul 28, 20156 Comments

Some 55 millionaires paid no tax at all in 2012-13, and they claimed an average of $700 in benefits. Economist and freelance journalist Jason Murphy says that doesn't necessarily mean they are rorters, but the chances are pretty good ...

Murky accounts and obfuscation keep Glencore's tax bill well hidden

Murky accounts and obfuscation keep Glencore's tax bill well hidden

Paddy ManningOct 22, 20149 Comments

Fairfax has reported that mining giant Glencore Coal paid just $15 million to the Tax Office over the last three years. Glencore says it has paid $400 million -- but details are thin on the ground.

What The Hun doesn't understand about tax (just about everything)

What The Hun doesn't understand about tax (just about everything)

Bill MavropoulosOct 2, 201415 Comments

Hun business writer Terry McCrann has taken an axe to the Tax Justice Network report on tax avoidance. Pity he doesn't know what he's talking about. Tax specialist Bill Mavropoulos offers McCrann some much-needed advice.

Albrechtsen the appointment we needed

CrikeyJul 4, 2014

Crikey readers talk Janet Albrechtsen and the problem with filing your taxes early.

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