The Australian Government recently introduced new legislation in a bid to maintain its budget surplus. It has extended its Director Penalty Notices (DPN) issued by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) to also include unpaid taxes included in your BAS Returns such as Goods and Services Tax (GST), Luxury Car Tax (LCT) and Wine Equalisation Tax (WET). These taxes join PAYG Withholding and Superannuation which are currently subject to DPN’s.
Former restaurant owner gets home detention for false income reporting
A former Wellington restaurant owner has been sentenced to five months home detention and 200 hours of community work for filing false Income Tax and GST returns and evading tax.