Have you been charged with Giving False or Misleading Information to Tax Officers?
The following questions should be asked: Can the prosecution make out all the elements of the charge? Did you make a false or misleading statement to a tax officer, either orally or in writing? And crucially, were you aware that the information was false or misleading?
An experienced criminal lawyer will be able to ascertain whether you have a defence available to you.
Please read below for more information in relation to this charge.
Section 57 of the Taxation Administration Act 1997.
The prosecution must prove that the defendant made a statement or gave information to a tax officer orally or in writing that was false or misleading in a material particular.
The maximum penalty
600 penalty units in the case of a body corporate or 1200 penalty units in any other case.
Where will my case be heard?
Giving False or Misleading Information to Tax Officers cases can only be heard in the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria.
Questions to consider
Do you have a defence?
If you are pleading guilty, what can you do to minimise your sentence?
What to do next?
See an experienced criminal lawyer as soon as possible so preparation can begin on your defence.
If you have been charged with Giving False or Misleading Information to Tax Officers make an appointment to see one of our experienced lawyers today.
Section 57 Giving false or misleading information to tax officers
(1) A person must not, without reasonable excuse —
(a) make a statement, orally or in writing, to a tax officer; or
(b) give information, orally or in writing, to a tax officer—
that is false or misleading in a material particular.
Penalty: 600 penalty units in the case of a body corporate; 1200 penalty units in any other case.