The ATO GST Fraud investigation on A$ 1 Billion

With Interest CPA podcast: inside Operation Protego

Michael Morton, assistant commissioner at the Australian Taxation Office (ATO), talks about the ATO-led Serious Financial Crime Taskforce and multi-agency Operation Protego.

Focused on GST fraud, the taskforce executed a series of warrants across Australia in recent months, and ultimately referred the details of 29,000 individuals to the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission for attempted fraud of more than A$1 billion, and potentially fraudulent payments up to of A$850 million.

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