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

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

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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