Tinkler company tax bills settled

THREE Nathan Tinkler-associated companies settled their tax debts in Brisbane yesterday while a fourth is set to face the Federal Court in Sydney next month.

A spokesman for Mr Tinkler said Tinkler Group Aviation, Aston Resources and TPV Newcastle all settled their disputes with the Australian Tax Office, but the spokesman declined to say how much money was paid.

The tax office began wind-up proceedings against another Tinkler-aligned company called Buildev Development (NSW) Pty Ltd before Christmas with a date set in the Federal Court for February 27.

Lawyers DLA Piper Australia lodged their notice of appearance on behalf of Buildev Developments last week.

The tax office declined to comment on the case yesterday while Mr Tinkler's spokesman said they were old matters that had already been reported.

The tax office filed the wind-up application on Buildev Developments (NSW) the day after it moved to liquidate eight Tinkler companies including the Hunter Sports Group, which owns the Newcastle Jets and Knights.

Documents filed with the Federal Court stated that the eight companies, including the Knights and Jets, owed a total of $3.19 million in unpaid tax.

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