What Might Trigger an ATO Tax Audit?

Date: November 23, 2015

All taxpayers run the risk of a tax audit whether an individual or entity including a trust.  An audit is an official examination of a taxpayer’s tax records by the… Read More »

What is a Vexatious Litigant?

Date: November 21, 2015

A litigant is a party to legal proceedings. Litigation involves the taking of a lawsuit or a dispute before a properly constituted court or tribunal. It is fundamental to any… Read More »

What Are the Main Differences Between Civil and Criminal Law and What Are the Penalties that Apply to Each?

Date: October 26, 2015

There can often be confusion about the difference between civil law and criminal law. One thing to remember is that civil law and criminal law are two separate areas, each… Read More »

Commissioner’s Power to Amend a Tax Assessment: There’s No Time Limit for Fraud or Evasion

Date: October 21, 2015

Commissioner’s Power to Amend The Commissioner of Taxation in Australia has the power to amend an assessment under S170(1), (2) and (3) as per s170(4) of the Income Tax Assessment… Read More »

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and Penalties

Date: October 20, 2015

The ACCC and Penalties The Federal Court decided in May 2015 that it is not there to rubber stamp agreed penalties presented by the ACCC, as they are contrary to… Read More »

Giving Clients Bad News versus Failing to Properly Communicate with Clients

Date: October 20, 2015

Giving Clients bad news In the 1971 movie “A New Leaf”, Henry Graham, an irresponsible playboy who discovers that his once ample trust fund has been depleted by his extravagance… Read More »

The Process of Going to Court: Federal Circuit Court and Case Assessment Conference

Date: October 17, 2015

As set out in our previous article, “Going to Court”, both the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court can hear matters relating to family law. However, it… Read More »

Going to Court: Determining the Best Court or Transferring from One to the Other

Date: October 16, 2015

Going to Court If you find yourself unable to reach an agreement with your former husband, wife, or de-facto partner, it may be that the only option left is to… Read More »

The Difference Between Tax Avoidance, Tax Minimisation and Tax Evasion

Date: October 15, 2015

What is the difference between tax avoidance, tax minimisation and tax evasion? Many people find the definitions of “tax avoidance”, “tax minimisation” and “tax evasion” rather confusing, invariably because the… Read More »

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