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Time up for tax evader

Australian Federal Police
Date published
April 2021

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.

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