A Gold Coast pre-insolvency advisor has been sentenced to eight months imprisonment, which is to be served by way of an intensive correction order. This follows an investigation and subsequent prosecution instigated by the ASIC.
If you or your company can’t pay its tax debt its important you negotiate a payment arrangement with the ATO to avoid recovery action over your tax debt.
Company directors have a general duty to prevent a company from trading if it is insolvent. A director of a company which continues to trade whilst it is insolvent may be liable for insolvent trading.
Directors can face insolvent trading claims if they continue trading when their company is insolvent. So how do you determine if a company is insolvent?
As a director, you must ensure your company complies with certain tax and super obligations – failure to do so, will result in your personal liability.
The ASIC is currently taking steps to combat illegal phoenix activity. The ASIC has advised “illegal phoenix activity is a serious crime and may result in company officers (directors and secretaries) being imprisoned.
The ATO has actively issued Garnishee Notices recently. If you owe the ATO a debt which is not on an arrangement, act fast to avoid an empty bank account.