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Being involved in tax fraud can land you in jail - Never a participant nor a helper be presentation

Published on 17 Oct 13 by TASMANIAN DIVISION, THE TAX INSTITUTE

Like professional negligence, tax fraud is not something that a practitioner normally expects to be involved in or accused of, but it can happen particularly in a “guilt by association” situation or where a client points the finger of blame to reduce their level of blame.

This presentation covers:

  • common misconceptions and fallacies
  • identifying and being wary of potential indicators
  • how much reliance can you place on your client?
  • Saxby: even a simple objection can create an exposure
  • is the ATO aware more than you?
  • increased risks for professional advisers who are caught up in dodgy transactions, including heavier sentencing than five years ago
  • are juries more prepared to join up the dots in tax fraud cases?

Author profile:

Author Photo - David Williams CTA-Life
David Williams CTA-Life
David is a Strategic Adviser in relation to taxation matters operating principally in Sydney. He has been involved in taxation matters for over 35 years, the last 10 as a sole practitioner, and has been writing and presenting on the subject of tax fraud and tax offences since the 1980s with a more recent focus on lessons coming from Operation Wickenby and related investigations, and is the author of Investigations by Administrative Agencies. David was the President of The Tax Institute in 2010. Current at 18 September 2013 Click here to expand/collapse more articles by David Williams.
 

This was presented at 2013 Tasmanian State Convention.

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