On 3 May 2019, the ATO updated one of its website pages: ‘Tax crime prosecution case studies’. It gives details of:

  • a company director who failed to lodge 5 activity statements (fined $51,500).
  • 5 employees who falsely claimed work related ‘drive in, drive out’ travel expenses, despite them having been reimbursed (aggregate fines over $50,000).
  • conviction for stealing ‘visa’ details and making false income tax refund returns, for $117,00 (2 years and 3 months jail).

See below for the details, the method of detection and  ways to report dishonest behaviour.

FJM 8.5.19

[Tax Month – May 2019]

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