Sydney Man Sentenced for $3M ATO Fraud

This is a joint media release between the Australian Federal Police and the Australian Taxation Office

A Guildford man has been sentenced to one year and ten months imprisonment for defrauding the Australian Tax Office (ATO) of more than $3 million.

The man, 39, pleaded guilty in October 2022 to two counts of dealing in the proceeds of crime and the sentence imposed today (31 March, 2023) by the Parramatta District Court.

A joint AFP and ATO Serious Financial Crime Taskforce (SFCT) investigation began in 2021 into fraudulent Business Activity Statement (BAS) refunds lodged under multiple companies identified by the ATO.

Further enquiries revealed the bank account details associated with those companies had been changed to ones controlled by the man.

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