• Tax crime prosecution results

    We investigate serious tax-related fraud offences – sometimes in partnership with the Australian Federal Police (AFP). Where the evidence warrants it, we refer cases to the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (CDPP) to consider prosecution.

    The cross-agency Serious Financial Crime Taskforce deals with our most serious tax crime matters.

    We prosecute summary offences under the Tax Administration Act 1953. These include:

    • failing to lodge returns or keep records
    • making false or misleading statements
    • not responding to our questions when required.

    Serious Financial Crime Taskforce prosecutions

    The Serious Financial Crime Taskforce commenced operation on 1 July 2015.

    From this date until 30 September 2016, the Taskforce has:

    • achieved 4 convictions
    • undertaken 334 audits
    • raised liabilities of $146.79 million
    • collected $31.25 million

    See also:

    Serious tax crime prosecutions

    Year

    Cases

    Convictions

    Custodial sentences

    Reparation orders ($m)

    Court fines ($)

    2015–16

    26

    26

    21

    4.57

    100

    2014–15

    37

    33

    30

    9.94

    4,600

    2013–14

    45

    34

    26

    3.36

    3,800

    2012–13

    52

    52

    38

    3.50

    26,000

    2011–12

    39

    39

    37

    4.80

    10,500

    Summary prosecutions

    Year

    Cases

    Convictions

    Dismissals and withdrawals

    Fines ($m)

    2015–16

    2060

    1780

    86

    11.24

    2014–15

    1,614

    1,540

    74

    9.59

    2013–14

    1,773

    1,540

    233

    13.02

    2012–13

    1,944

    1,691

    253

    7.38

    2011–12

    2,146

    1,961

    185

    7.41

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