Up to 150 Australian tax office staff investigated over $2bn social media scam

Auditor general’s report says ATO workers suspected to be among more than 57,000 people who tried to claim false GST refunds

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Up to 150 Australian Taxation Office staff have been investigated over suspicions they took part in a social media scam worth $2bn.

In an auditor general’s report on fraud management of the GST, the tax office revealed it sacked some employees and launched criminal investigations into others who were linked to the widespread rort.

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