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Willfully Destroying Records

Tax Offences – VIC

Welcome to the VIC Willfully destroying records article page. Everything you need to know about Willfully destroying records according to VIC law.

What the Law States according to VIC Law for Willfully destroying records

According to VIC Law for the charge of Willfully destroying records,

Taxation Administration Act 1997 – SECT 56
Wilfully destroying records

56. Wilfully destroying records

A person must not wilfully damage or destroy a record required to be kept by a taxation law.
Penalty: 500 penalty units in the case of a body corporate; 100 penalty units in any other case.

The Maximum Penalty – Willfully destroying records

According to VIC Law for the charge of Willfully destroying records, 100 – 500 penalty units.

What the Police must prove according to VIC Law for Willfully destroying records

1. That the accused destroyed records.
2. The accused did so wilfully.
3. The records were required to be kept by a taxation law.

Possible Defences under VIC Law – Willfully destroying records

1. Factual Dispute
2. Accident
3. Mistake

In VIC which court will hear the matter – Willfully destroying records

Magistrates’ Court

 

Date: 09/01/2009

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