What's mine is yours until taxes do us part: High Court rules on spousal tax debt shifting

A woman succeeded in shifting $250,000 of tax debt onto her bankrupt ex-husband. A recent High Court case has found that a tax debt of one spouse can be shifted to another during a divorce property settlement, which lawyers say is unprecedented and could leave the richer spouse with the debts of their former partner. Key points:The case looks at whether the Family Court can give orders to the ATO as part of the determination of a divorce-related property dispute The Tax Commissioner appealed to

10 things you won’t believe are illegal

Australia is known as an easygoing place, but there is actually a whole bunch of acts you had no idea were against the law here.

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