Time up for tax evader
Relevant impacts: Financial impact and government outcomes impact
A 65-year-old Perth man allegedly failed to declare income from a $7 million royalty payment that was paid to a company under his control.
He therefore dishonestly avoided paying more than $2.57 million in tax-related liabilities including $700,000 in GST and an income tax of more than $1.87 million.
It is also alleged that he posed as an ATO debt management director during a phone call to an accountant to try to find out what questions the Australian Federal Police had been asking about the matter.
The man has been charged with dishonestly causing a loss to another person, dishonestly obtaining a gain from another person, obtaining financial advantage by deception and impersonating an Australian Government official.