Tax Offences

Have you been charged with tax offences?
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Serious charges related to tax fraud are investigated by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). The prosecution is then handled by the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions.

Less serious tax charges are generally prosecuted by the ATO.

Tax crimes most often involve  allegations of criminal offences committed to avoid paying tax. Another major area is claiming tax when there is no entitlement (such as revenue drawback schemes)

Please look further down the page for information about tax charges. We explain how you defend charges. We also explain what penalty you might get if you are pleading guilty.

It is important you get expert legal advice as soon as possible. We can answer your questions such;

  • How do you defend your tax charges?
  • What will be the penalty if I plead guilty?
  • What happens if I cannot find my tax documents?
  • How do I plead not guilty to tax charges?

Latest Tax Offence Case Studies

Lodging False BAS Statements, Plea in the County Court

This is a case study on a dishonesty offence involving an amount over $100,000. What is alleged to have occured? The client was heavily in debt due to business ventures that had gone sour. He had no prior Court appearances for dishonesty offences. He was charged with two charges of …

Fail to Furnish Tax Return – Fine

Our client was a very wealthy executive playing an important role in a large corporation. He faced five charges of failing to furnish a tax return relating to a period of 5 years. What is alleged to have occured? At the time the accused committed the alleged offending, he had …