Bloomberg Tax
Feb. 2, 2023, 1:40 AM

Australia Tax Agent Banned for Stealing $357K in Tax Credits

Deborah  Nesbitt
Deborah Nesbitt
Freelance Correspondent

An Australian tax agent has been barred for five years for stealing more than A$500,000 ($357,500) worth of pandemic-related business tax credits from his clients.

An investigation by Australia’s national tax profession watchdog, the Tax Practitioners Board, found Gavin Swan diverted tax credits intended to support business clients to retain staff during the Covid-19 pandemic to accounts he controlled or accessed.

Last November, the board terminated Swan’s tax agent registration saying, “his conduct was inexcusable and was of the most egregious kind.”

  • The board investigation that concluded in August found Swan had provided false or misleading information to the Australian ...

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