TaxPersonal TaxCrocodile Dundee: Oz tax authorities ‘bullies’

Crocodile Dundee: Oz tax authorities 'bullies'

The next installment in Paul Hogan's ongoing tax affair sees him ridicule the Australian tax authorities

The man famed for the phrase ‘throw another shrimp on the barbie’ has
labelled the Australian Tax Office (ATO) as ‘bullies’.

Paul Hogan was speaking at a press conference for a new film project when he
accused the ATO of harrassment and bullying behaviour stemming from allegations
of tax evasion, according to Australia’s
smh.com.au

‘Some friends of mine and people I trust are being harassed by the government
bullies… but we’ll get ’em in the end,’ he said.

Operation Wickenby is being undertaken to investigate Hogan’s tax affairs, as
well as a string of other Australian sports stars, entertainers and business
people.

Hogan has continually objected to being called a tax cheat, arguing he had
paid his dues.

‘I’m just waiting for the big apology. “Sorry, Mr Hogan, that we branded you
a fraud, international tax wizard – I like that part – and money launderer and
gun runner. We sort of jumped in and we were wrong and I apologise.” That’s not
going to happen but it should,’ he said.

Further Reading:

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