I will detail some facts and leave you to answer the above for yourself:
The Australian Tax Office (ATO [= IRS in USA] attacks one little church/charity – not the Catholic or Anglican church, but a small non denominational Christian church. During the course of the ATO’s persecution about 80 tax officers work on the case.
Senior tax lawyers agree they have never seen anything like this – 2 Assistant Commissioners + 3 Deputy Commissioners + 5 Directors + 7 lawyers and another 60 or so tax officers! Continue reading →
Australian Taxation Office …working for all Australians…
What a great slogan!
Pity it’s not true! Why not?
You’ve heard of vapourware?
[Vapourware is a term in the computer industry that describes a product, typically computer hardware or software that is announced to the general public, but is never actually released, nor officially cancelled. Vapourware first implied intentional fraud when it was applied to the Ovation office suite in 1983. The suite’s demonstration was well received by the press, but was later revealed to have never existed.]
Well, in Australia, the vapourware is the Australian Taxation Office.
For Australians who have been paying tax it’s a big problem!
Because the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) doesn’t really exist.
How can that be? After all, it’s been collecting 100’s of billions of taxpayers’ dollars since it’s creation in 1974, replacing the former Taxation Department (a Government Department). Note: All Australian Government legislation must be formally gazetted to become legal. The ATO was never gazetted.
It cannot be sued, because it simply does not exist.
The ATO is not a legal entity. Politicians know it. Public servants know it. Judges know it.
Yet the ATO is sanctioned by the judiciary to sue taxpayers and freeze their assets.
Banks collude with it to garnishee taxpayers’ funds, syphoning the money, then advising the account holders.
The court system is used to bully and threaten solicitors and barristers into avoiding any cases to address this mess.
The ATO ties taxpayers’ hands with its pay now / fight later strategy to bankrupt them, so they can’t mount court challenges.
Senior tax officers enjoy juicy bonuses based on a sliding scale or percentage of assessments levied; regardless of accuracy.
And in a classic case of massive conflict of interest, the ATO arbitrarily decides what debt (including outrageous penalties) is due. It then becomes the debt collection agency.
Unless people know the truth, and are prepared to loudly, and constantly object, until this disaster is addressed, nothing will change. This is an attempt to get the truth out there!
Taxpayers are people. People with a right to be treated fairly. With a right to question when something seems wrong. Currently these rights don’t exist. Public servants say there is an appeal process. The reality? It is not true.
It is time for this to change. Please become a part of this change.