An Adelaide man was recently jailed for the second time for sales tax evasion, sending a timely warning to similar operators under the recently changed laws.
Judge Russell of the Adelaide District Court sentenced Anthony Jackson to three years and nine months in jail, and ordered him to pay the Commonwealth almost $14,000 for the tax due. Jackson was jailed in June last year for similar offences.
The 29-year-old defendant pleaded guilty to 40 charges of "imposition on the Commonwealth" under the Crimes Act for offences occurring during 1994 and 1995. The court was told he quoted a false sales tax exemption number when purchasing computer equipment from Edge Computer.
In sentencing Jackson Judge Russell said: "The offences clearly form part of a course of conduct consisting of a series of criminal acts of the same character and the persistent and deliberate commission of those offences by the defendant over a period . . . in a flagrant disregard of the law".