Prosecution: Failure to Lodge Tax Return
Did you know it is an offence to fail to lodge an income tax return and can result in criminal charges and a criminal record.
The charge is heard by a magistrate at the Local Court.
Generally the ATO gives fair warning that you have failed to lodge a tax return (or BAS return) and sends you a letter. DON’T IGNORE THEM
If the ATO decides to prosecute they will issue what is known as a Court Attendance N[...]