Regulation/Legislation

Has a passive ATO facilitated phoenix activity?

COMMENT: In Pitcher’s Phoenix Probe Yields Liquidators’ Names we revealed how as part of their investigations into the alleged A&S Services tax avoidance scheme, Pitcher Partners had contacted 100 registered liquidators Australia wide who had accepted referrals from A&S or associated entities, “querying if those liquidators had identified the appointment of dummy directors and/or phoenix transactions”. According to Pitcher’s Lindsay Bainbridge, overwhelmingly the various liquidators did identify…

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FEG boss promises “big year” after audit office tick

For those in the profession who’ve yet to endure an encounter with the FEG Recovery Unit or are in the middle of a melee with FEG over fees and the like, take heed of the following comment made yesterday by Henry Carr, Director of the Fair Entitlements Guarantee Recovery Team. “I have a great team of experienced accountants and lawyers and with the the support of the industry…