Is Santa a tax cheat? – December 2014
A lighter look at the complexity of Australian taxation laws.
Thank you for the opportunity to provide tax advice for your operation. We’re pleased you have initiated this advice as the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is looking closely at any business or individual that operates within Australia but has significant transactions or operations internationally. The fact that you run a global business that generates no profit but ‘gifts’ millions of toys each year produced by your offshore factory, have never lodged a tax return or paid tax in Australia, is likely to trigger an investigation. We have identified a number of issues as a starting point for further discussions. These are: