TAXATION ADMINISTRATION ACT 1953

PART III - PROSECUTIONS AND OFFENCES  

Note:

Subsection 2(2) specifies laws that are not taxation laws for the purposes of this Part.

Division 2 - Offences  

Subdivision B - Offences relating to statements, records and certain other Acts  

SECTION 8N   RECKLESSLY MAKING FALSE OR MISLEADING STATEMENTS  

8N(1)  
A person commits an offence if:


(a) the person makes a statement (whether orally, in a document or in any other way) to a taxation officer; and


(b) the statement:


(i) is false or misleading in a material particular; or

(ii) omits any matter or thing without which the statement is misleading in a material particular; and


(c) the person is reckless as to whether the statement:


(i) is false or misleading in a material particular; or

(ii) omits any matter or thing without which the statement is misleading in a material particular.

8N(2)  


This section does not apply if:


(a) the statement (the original statement ) was made under section 389-5 in Schedule 1 notifying an amount under item 1 or 2 of the table in subsection 389-5(1) in that Schedule (and no other item in that table); and


(b) the original statement related to the financial year in which it was made; and


(c) the person who made the original statement makes a further statement to a taxation officer that corrects the original statement in each of the respects in which it is false or misleading in a material particular; and


(d) the further statement:


(i) is in the approved form; and

(ii) if subsection 389-25(1) in that Schedule provides for a period for correcting the original statement - is made within that period; and

(iii) without limiting subparagraph (ii), is made within 14 days after the end of the financial year in which the original statement was made.
Note:

A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matters in subsection (2), see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code .




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