• 'Hutt River Province' and international business companies

    Warning to potential investors

    The Australian Government does not legally or otherwise recognise the so-called 'Hutt River Province'.

    The ATO has identified a situation where non-residents of Australia have been offered the chance to purchase international business companies and other entities purportedly incorporated or registered in the 'Hutt River Province'.

    We are concerned that the companies and other entities may be sold as part of a tax avoidance or evasion arrangement.

    You should avoid any arrangements involving 'Hutt River Province' international business companies and any other entities as well as any associated international dealings because they have no legal basis and could be illegal.

    • Last modified: 02 Apr 2012QC 18197