TAX FRAUD

Being reviewed or audited by the ATO for potential tax fraud? Our team has a proven track record of successfully representing clients being audited by the ATO and are committed to finding the best solution for your case.

With extensive experience and strong relationships with the ATO, we can navigate the complex process of an ATO review or audit and achieve the best possible outcome for you.

How can we help?

We have the knowledge and expertise to help guide you through the complex process of an ATO review or audit and ensure you have the support and representation you need to navigate this challenging time.

We understand the impact tax fraud charges can have on your life and work tirelessly to achieve a favourable outcome for you.

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Get in touch.

Call us on (02) 8287 3118 or email us at [email protected]. We’re here to help and our first consultation is free of charge.

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Tell us your side of the story. 

We provide advice on your situation in simple terms and work with you to determine the best course of action and next steps.

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Let us resolve your matter.

We will guide you through the ATO review and audit and achieve a favourable outcome for you quickly and cost effectively.

Client Testimonials

I can't thank Stefan and Boris at Axe Legal enough for their help in registering and profiting out of my trademark. The process can be overwhelming, but Stefan and Boris were there every step of the way, explaining everything clearly and making sure everything was done properly. Not only did he get my trademark registered quickly, but I was also given valuable advice on how to protect and profit from my trademark in my business. I would certainly recommend Axe Legal to anyone looking to protect and grow their business.
Darren
I was facing an ATO audit and was extremely anxious about the outcome. I knew I needed legal representation so I searched for lawyers that could help me and that's when I found Axe Legal. From the moment I reached out to them, they were there for me every step of the way. They provided constant support during a complex ATO audit and were kind and understanding during a stressful time. I can't thank Stefan and Boris enough for their expertise and dedication. I highly recommend Axe Legal to anyone who needs help with a tax audit.
Elaine

Common Questions

Tax fraud refers to the intentional evasion of paying taxes through illegal means. This can include:

  • providing false information on tax returns (including business activity statements);
  • failing to report all income or GST;
  • claiming false deductions or GST credits;
  • failing to pay taxes owed.

An Australian Taxation Office (ATO) audit is an in-depth review of an individual or business’s financial records and activities.

The ATO has the authority to conduct audits on a random or targeted basis, and individuals and businesses may be selected for an audit if the ATO has concerns about their tax compliance or if there are discrepancies in their lodged returns.

The purpose of an ATO audit is to ensure that an individual or business is complying with tax laws and lodging their tax returns and/or business activity statements accurately. 

During an ATO audit, the individual or business may be asked to provide documentation and information to support their tax returns and business activity statements. 

The consequences of tax fraud in Australia can be severe and may include fines and imprisonment.

The ATO takes a strong stance against tax fraud and has a number of measures in place to detect and prosecute individuals and businesses that engage in this type of activity.

If an individual or business is found guilty of tax fraud, they may be required to pay back any taxes owed, plus interest and penalties. In addition, they may face criminal charges and could potentially be sentenced to imprisonment. The courts have the discretion to impose a range of penalties for tax fraud, depending on the severity of the offense and the circumstances of the case.

Voluntary disclosure is a process in which an individual or business admits to failing to report or pay all required taxes and offers to correct the errors. Voluntary disclosures are typically made to the ATO through the submission of a formal statement and supporting documentation.

Making a voluntary disclosure can be beneficial in certain circumstances because it may allow the individual or business to minimise the potential consequences of tax noncompliance. If a voluntary disclosure is made before the ATO becomes aware of the noncompliance, the individual or business may be eligible for reduced penalties. 

However, it is important to note that voluntary disclosures are not always appropriate. If you are being audited by the ATO and are concerned about tax fraud allegations, it is recommended to seek legal advice to determine whether making a voluntary disclosure is in your best interests.

In certain circumstances, it may be possible to reach a settlement with the ATO in tax fraud matters. To be eligible for a settlement, the individual or business must fully cooperate with the ATO and be willing to pay most, if not all taxes, interest, and penalties owed. 

It is important to note that taxation settlements are not always available and are at the discretion of the ATO.

Our team of experienced lawyers are well-equipped to handle even the most complex tax fraud cases. We take the time to understand your unique situation and tailor our services to meet your specific needs. 

With a proven track record of success in defending against tax fraud allegations and negotiating favourable settlements with the ATO, you can trust that we have the expertise to effectively handle your case. We are committed to providing our clients with the best support and will be by your side every step of the way. 

In addition, we offer cost-effective and timely services to ensure that you receive the best value for your money.

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