Man charged over alleged $145,000 tax refund scam

An alleged fraudulent tax agent has been charged following an ongoing investigation by police and the Australian Taxation Office.

The 33-year-old man was arrested at a home in Mt Druitt, Sydney around 7am today.

Police will allege in court that the man, who is not a registered tax agent, was charging a $100 fee for his services and on numerous occasions kept the customer’s tax refund.


In total, he is alleged to have fraudulently obtained more than $145,000 from customers, most of whom are in Australia on working holidays.

The man has been charged with two counts of dishonestly obtain financial advantage by deception and deal with identity info to commit etc indictable offence.

He is due to appear at Mt Druitt Local Court on Wednesday 7 August.