The Australian Taxation Office and Victorian Police have seized and destroyed illicit tobacco with an estimated excise of over $31 million.
Police are investigating after uncovering a large illicit tobacco crop in regional NSW. Officers from the Rural Crime Prevention Team uncovered the crop while conducting a search warrant on a property in Bevendale, 80km north-west of Goulburn last week. More than 97 tonnes of illicit tobacco was seized, which had been growing on more than
The Australian Taxation Office is warning small business owners the AUSkey system will be retired within weeks. From March 27, the ATO will join 26 government agencies in making the switch from AUSkey and Manage ABN Connections to the MyGovID. The changes will effect anyone who uses the ATO’s Business Portal, where businesses can lodge
Another illegal tobacco operation has been shut down. Officers from NSW Police and Australian Taxation Office discovered the 10.3 tonne haul near Goulburn last week. The operation included a hothouse and three kilns on site – one which was in the process of drying tobacco during the search, as well as four acres of tobacco
More than $35.5 million worth of illegal tobacco has been seized near Port Macquarie. The discovery came after a tip off to NSW Police, who along with the ATO (who are responsible for investigating illicit tobacco in Australia), located more than 30 acres of mature tobacco crops and 20 acres of seedlings across five areas
In less than a month, many employers will start reporting to the ATO in real-time from their payroll software each time they pay their employees.