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Why do I need to pay tax when many many Asian prostitutes earning three times the amount of money I do pay nothing.?
is it not a reasonable question to pose that if an Asian prostitute earns $5000 or more tax free cash a week and abuses the system for themselves, is it then justifiable that a hard working Australian citizen earning less than half that has to pick up their tab.?
it is a seriously flawed system that needs some serious attention
Great questions. When we talk about the black economy, we're generally referring to any sort of illegal activity where people are deliberately doing the wrong thing. It includes a range of behaviours from underreporting income to avoid paying tax to money laundering and identity fraud. To help us tackle these behaviours, we have a team at the ATO called the Tax Integrity Centre which investigates reports of suspected or known behaviours from the community.
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