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Tax agent suspended after $100k tax shortfall

15 January 2019 1 minute readShare
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A company’s tax agent registration has been suspended for 12 months by the Tax Practitioners Board after an audit revealed a shortfall in client tax payments of more than $100,000.

According to the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB), an ATO audit into lodgements made by the unidentified firm revealed that adjustments were needed for 15 clients, with a combined tax shortfall of $101,653.

It was also found that the company had disclosed information relating to its clients’ affairs without their permission or a legal duty to do so.

As well as demanding the tax shortfalls be repaid (an average adjustment to assessable income of $17,669 for each client), the tax office also added penalties of $20,576.

In addition to the registration suspension, the TPB has ordered the company and its sole director to bring all of the lodgements up to date.

The full story can be found on My Business sister title Accountants Daily.


Tax agent suspended after $100k tax shortfall
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Adam Zuchetti is the former editor of MyBusiness and a senior freelance media professional, specialising in the fields of business, personal finance and property. In 2020, he also embarked on his own business journey – inspired in part by the entrepreneurs and founders he had met through his journalistic work – with the launch of customised pet gifting and subscription service Paws N’ All.

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