‘I’m not a tax lawyer’: Elder care lawyer denies claim she’s a tax expert

Posted August 01, 2018 05:16:49 A lawyer for a retired senior care worker has denied claiming to be an expert in the tax system.

The Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) has found lawyer Jacqueline Tippett was not qualified to work in the field of elder care and she made up the claim about her qualifications when she applied for her new job in December 2017.ICAC chairman, Peter Ryan, said Ms Tippetts had a long history of making false claims, including one in March 2018 when she claimed she had expertise in tax law.

“Ms Tippets claims to have been an expert for over 25 years in tax, but she has not held any specific tax or legal position for over three decades,” Mr Ryan said.

“I think that is quite disturbing and we will take action.”

Ms TIPPETS claimed she was a member of the Tax Commission, and was also a former president of the Australian Taxation Office.

“She has had a number of public appearances in the past, but I think she has never held any tax or law position,” Mr Johnson said.

Ms TIPITTES had been an employee of a small firm in Sydney’s north-east since 2005.

She claimed she worked as an administrative assistant to the Tax Commissioner but did not hold any specific job for tax purposes.

Mr Ryan said it was a significant error to claim she had an “expertise in tax”.

“The evidence from the ICAC is quite clear that the information in her CV was a total fabrication,” Mr Kelly said.

Mr Kelly said the claim had been widely circulated, and had been made to solicitors.

He said it would be up to the Commission to decide if Ms TIPPETS had a genuine “explanatory purpose” for her claim.

“In the circumstances, that is clearly not the case,” Mr Cameron said.

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