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A Taxing Time$27.50 AUDA Taxing Time
by John Ahern
In Brief :
246 pages. 155 mm x 220 mm. Soft cover. The story of a scapegoat of the taxation system - an accountant who was locked up for complying with the laws as they stood. Featured in Good Weekend Magazine in Sydney and Melbourne. A must-read for anyone who wishes to understand the nature of a seriously flawed tax regime and how it destroys lives and the will to succeed.
(ISBN 0 7316 9449 X)
These are taxing times indeed, and the story of John Ahern makes compelling reading. It is the story of a respected practicing public accountant in Brisbane who became involved in the Tax avoidance industry in the 1970s and early 1980s as he advised his clients how to legally minimise their tax burden, and it describes in detail the war of attrition waged against him by the Taxation Department.
Apart from exposing the tax system as an administrative disaster, the book is a damning indictment of the legal and judicial system under which we live.
Read the background to the Bottom of the Harbour, and the Curran's Scheme. These and other taxation aberrations are simply described for the general reader, and members of the legal and accounting fraternities will find the detailed appendices a valuable reference.