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Tax tips: Commissioner's compelling weapon

Published on 01 Feb 99 by "TAXATION IN AUSTRALIA" JOURNAL ARTICLE

The Commissioner does have the power to garnishee wages in the event of a tax debt. A recent decision in the Federal Court and an ATO ruling highlight certain important aspects of this power.

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John W GAAL
For over 30 years, John Gaal has written extensively on a wide range of taxation matters for a number of publishers. He also assisted in authoring major joint submissions on the rewrite of the CGT law which were prepared on behalf of various professional associations for presentation to the Tax Law Improvement Project and the Parliamentary Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit. The Taxing Issues and Tax Tips columns in the Taxation Institute’s Taxation in Australia journal are authored by John, and he also consults on various tax matters.
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