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Garnishee arrangement instead of payment plan: Company not wound up

The ATO commenced debt recovery action and would not accept a payment plan.  However Waterhouse Lawyers negotiated a Garnishee arrangement so that the company could continue […][…]

Tax Debt

How the ATO uses legal action to collect tax debts from an individual

These are the steps that the ATO takes when it starts legal action to recover a tax debt from an individual (i.e. as a sole trader, an employee, or a partner in a partnership).[…]

Tax Debt

How the ATO default administrative penalty is calculated, and what you can do to reduce it

The ATO can charge a penalty of up to 90% of the primary tax debt if it issues you a default assessment or a notice of estimate. Read about how these default penalties are calculated and how they can be reduced.[…]

Tax Debt

The ATO’s ‘because I said so’ rule – the conclusive evidence rule

If the ATO wants to collect a tax debt from you, it doesn’t have to prove you owe the debt, or even that the amount it is trying to collect from you is correct. This is because of the conclusive evidence rule.[…]

International Tax

Tax: Don’t get caught by the global Common Reporting Standards (CRS)

The Common Reporting Standard (CRS) is designed to reduce tax evasion.  It is a global reporting system and will affect all taxpayers who have bank accounts […][…]

International Tax

Tax Common Reporting Standard (CRS): Australian Chinese Community

Many of the Australian Chinese community may be affected by the Common Reporting Standard (CRS) the new international tax reporting system. The CRS is designed to […][…]

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