Backpackers may get hundreds of millions of dollars back, after tax overturned by court

An estimated 75,000 backpackers working, or who have worked in Australia, could be back-paid hundreds of millions of dollars after the Federal Court ruled the so-called backpacker tax invalid.

‘They had handcuffs on their belt’: ATO scammers dressed as police turn up with eftpos machine

Adelaide police say two men turned up to a victim’s house with an eftpos machine demanding money after earlier calling him pretending to be from the tax office. The man has told the ABC that he “knew they weren’t legit”.