The recent Australian Administrative Appeals Tribunal (“AAT“) decision in Ransley v Commissioner of Taxation [2018] AATA 4359 has shown the willingness of the Australian Taxation Office (“ATO“) to target investors seeking to adopt capital gains tax treatment on the sale of shares. The AAT also upheld the 50% penalty applied by the ATO.

Please click here to read a briefing which discusses the AAT’s decision and some troubling implications arising from it for Australian taxpayers.