Who’d be an accountant? A review of the criminal penalty regime for taxation offences

Source: Taxation In Australia Journal Article

Published Date: 1 Feb 2004

In my practice I deal with accountants who have very little idea of the regulatory regime under which they practice, and the penalties attached to those practitioners who 'cross the line' when it comes to dealing with their clients' affairs. This lack of knowledge can have devastating consequences for seemingly innocuous acts undertaken by an accountancy professional, which are usually at the behest of, and for the benefit of a client. If you are an accountant, are you aware of the law?

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