Sportsperson management fees – High Court decision & ATO response

The ongoing fight over the Australian tax Office’s decision to refuse tax deductions for fees paid by sportsperson to their managers was finally decided by the Australian High Court  in June and now the ATO his issued its response.    For the background to this see our earlier articles at tax-office-loses-2-court-cases-on-sportsperson-fees-appeals and sportsperson-management-fees-tax-deduction . The…

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Sportsperson management fees – tax deduction

As discussed back in 2007 at http://thomsonhall.com.au/wordpress/2008/01/16/tax-office-loses-2-court-cases-on-sportsperson-fees-appeals/ , the tax office originally denied tax deductions to 2 sportsperson for fees paid by them to their managers. The taxpayers challenged those decisions and won. We reported that the Tax Office was appealing those decisions. On 22 August 2008, the Full Federal Court handed down a decision…

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