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Old 02-09-2011, 11:47 PM
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I am not aware of what actually goes on between Immi and the ATO but from some of the posts being made, it would seem cross checks are being made and if the ATO become aware of a particular trend, it will not be unusual for the ATO to start targetting such areas and if there are particular accountants actually advising action that is considered to be for avoiding or evading tax, the ATO may also be interested in their activities too.

You need to rmember that it is an individual that signs for a taxation return and not an accountant and so you either need to become familiar with what the appropriate taxation approach is via reading up on taxation return guidelines or if using an accountant, have the accountant explain the reasoning for any advice but at the end the onus is on the taxpayer.

If you feel you have been doing something that is not right, it is probably in your best interests to initially seek advice from a separate accountancy company rather than an individual and then if need be follow it up with making contact with the ATO to correct anything that needs correction.





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Hi Mate

I lodged my wife's visa in early December. I done the same when i lodging my tax returns. I'm worried what to do is CO ask me.
Pls let me know if you have a solution brooo
Hey, it's not random as long as I knw. They ask to provide taxation details to almost everyone. In my case I have declared it to ATO and trying to get my tax returns clear. Thts the best way out. I think everyone here would be agree with me?


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What are the documents did CO requested you. How long does it take to get correct documents from ATO. Do you need to get any other clearence certificate. Let me know mate

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Hey, it's not random as long as I knw. They ask to provide taxation details to almost everyone. In my case I have declared it to ATO and trying to get my tax returns clear. Thts the best way out. I think everyone here would be agree with me?


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Old 02-19-2011, 09:31 AM
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I am an australian citizen and have applied for my partner's spouse visa couple of months back.When I lodged for my tax returns in 2009 I claimed dependent taxes by putting down some random as my boyfriend not as my spouse as suggested by an accountant(was ignorant that time i guess).Is there any chance that I could land into trouble,because some of my friends who have done the same thing were never questioned by the CO.Suugestions would be well appreciated!


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I am an australian citizen and have applied for my partner's spouse visa couple of months back.When I lodged for my tax returns in 2009 I claimed dependent taxes by putting down some random as my boyfriend not as my spouse as suggested by an accountant(was ignorant that time i guess).Is there any chance that I could land into trouble,because some of my friends who have done the same thing were never questioned by the CO.Suugestions would be well appreciated!
From what others have said, it would seem that the ATO may have an impression that false claims could be quite widely spread and that they will be targetting such situations.
Also seems that a lot of people need to be reviewing who they get taxation advice from.
Taxation fraud in Australia is considered quite seriously by the government and the best approach to minimise penalties and fines is to immediately get in touch with the ATO.





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Hi Nancy
I hope ur doing well in Australia. I need a big favor from u. I'm in the same situation with visa 309. Could you please let me know what documents did u provided to CO to prove yourself. Did CO interviewed both of you?? can you please give ur time line

ur reply will be much appreciated

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My name is nancy and I am an Indian citizen and got married in Feb 2010. My husband is an Australian citizen. We lodged Spoue Visa 309 application on 16th March 2010 in Delhi and got the case officer on 7th April, submitted all the remaining documents, with police cleareance, medicals and passport by 4th June 2010. My visa officer forwarded the file for final chk on 23rd June and on 26th July my husband got a call for an interview. It was all related to the Tax returns that he had filed. In the assessment year 2007-2008 he claimed the dependent's expenses as suggested by some accountant by giving just a random name of the dependent (which was all done in ignorance and purely for tax savings as i know many people do that in australia) and from the time we got engaged tht was in end of year 2008 he claimed expeneses on my name. Now the problem here is that the visa officer asked us for the explaination and some proofs as to why the dependents name differ and if my husband was un-married at time of our marriage.

we are in process of arranging all of wht the visa officer has asked for but i m really tensed abt it. could any one please suggest as to how to go abt it. its been 5 and a half months we hve applied for visa now...i m really nervous. please help


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Hi Japi
I hope ur doing well in Australia. I need a big favor from u. I'm in the same situation with visa 309. Could you please let me know what documents did u provided to CO to prove yourself. Did CO interviewed both of you?? can you please give ur time line

ur reply will be much appreciated

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Hi Nancy, I'm suck in a similar situation...
In my case, my accountant had been showing my girlfriend back in india to be my spouse/defacto since 2004 & i wasn't even married !!! I'm not sure why. All i know is I told him that I have a girlfriend back home & he said that I could claim ta benefits back from the ato for having gf back home.
Little did i know he was putting her down as my spouse.
In early 2008 she got married and we broke up n i got engaged in dec 08 to my now wife. We got married in early 10, and filed for her visa.
AHC, delhi have come back to me in August and told me that I was already married as per ATO records !!! It was a total shock to me. I told them that I wasn't.
I'm trying to sort out this mess and to compound the issue, my friends who use the same tax guy got a letter last yr saying that the account that we used wasn't even a registered accountant !!!! I have tried calling him, emailing him but his mbile phones and land lines are both disconnected.
What I am doing is, I'm trying to get my old returns sorted out. I know I'll have to pay the money back to ATO with penalties & explain why did this happen
and i'm prepared for it as it was not my money to begin with. I was misled by this dodgy accountant and now am facing problems.


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yeah looks like data matching is performed, here is a link from ato website

Our data exchanges with other Australian government agencies

althou it srates what data is matched with centrelink, does not give too much info bout what data is provided to Immi


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Hi Mate

any news about ur visa. what is ur time line. I'm in the same situation.

Please let me know

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I am an australian citizen and have applied for my partner's spouse visa couple of months back.When I lodged for my tax returns in 2009 I claimed dependent taxes by putting down some random as my boyfriend not as my spouse as suggested by an accountant(was ignorant that time i guess).Is there any chance that I could land into trouble,because some of my friends who have done the same thing were never questioned by the CO.Suugestions would be well appreciated!


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Hi,I am also facing the same problem?How long does it take to get notice of amended assessment from ATO.I have got a job opportunity in Sydney.But did not get visa..Please help me out...


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