If your tax debt includes a tax penalty and/or general interest charge (GIC) you can apply for a reduction or elimination of the tax penalty and/or GIC.
What types of tax penalties can be reduced?
The ATO issues tax penalties for several reasons, for example when a taxpayer has:
- made a false or misleading statement;
- taken a position that is not reasonably arguable;
- entered into a tax avoidance scheme;
- failed to lodge
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