Failure to Furnish Tax Return – Fine

Our client was charged with failing to furnish a tax return after receiving a notice from the Tax Office. The late return was from the previous year.

Our client was only very slightly out of time with his return and had not received all of the notices from the tax office because of a change in addresses. He had however received some. He had received notices in relation to a number of returns and he completed 4 out of the 5 required. He had simply overlooked the final personal return required. By the time the charges were brought to Court all returns had been completed.

Josh Taaffe represented our client at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court and he undertook negotiations with the Prosecutors in an effort to have them withdraw the charge. The tax office refused to withdraw the charge.


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Josh has extensive experience in indictable crime including sex offences, assaults & drug matters.

As an instructing solicitor Josh has specialised in handling complex matters, such as murder and terrorism trials, including State and Commonwealth Supreme Court trials. Josh is an Accredited Criminal Law Specialist.

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