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Taxation office's threat to Delmege

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  1. Guest

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    http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/sport/nrl/story/0,26799,25135708-5006066,00.html

    ATO comes looking ... Manly Sea Eagles co-owner Max Delmege has been taken to court by the Australian Tax Office for failing to pay a $220,000 bill.

    MANLY Sea Eagles co-owner Max Delmege has been taken to court by the Australian Tax Office for failing to pay a $220,000 bill.
    The ATO threatened Delmege with winding up his company, but the besieged property developer says he paid the bill at the 11th hour. Last night Delmege admitted he was facing cash flow problems - and blamed Manly for his predicament.

    "When I got involved with Manly, they didn't tell me the hole was so big,'' Delmege said. "I thought a couple of million bucks would fix them up and we'd move on from there. Once they got me in, well of course the hole was so big, it was bigger than probably a mine in Newcastle.''

    Delmege insisted the ATO matter had been settled. "That taxation money has been paid,'' Delmege said. "It was paid on the 20th (of February). It would've been paid prior to this if I hadn't given bloody Manly $15million and got them to where they are today and now they are trying to crucify me.''

    The fresh drama will greet Manly officials and players, who return this morning from Britain where they beat Leeds 28-20 in the World Club Challenge. Documents obtained by The Daily Telegraph show the ATO issued Delmege's company Surfside (Mount Street) Pty Ltd with a statutory demand for $225,079.99c on October 13 last year.

    In an affidavit a taxation official said the debt comprises a "running balance account deficit as at 13 October 2008 in respect of amounts due under the BAS provisions ...''.

    Max Delmege is the sole shareholder of Surfside (Mount Street). His son Robbie is a fellow director. He was given three weeks to comply with the demand and on December 23, 2008 the ATO's lawyers filed an application in the Federal Court seeking to have Surfside wound up and placed into liquidation on the grounds it is insolvent.

    The ATO said in its application it was seeking to have Surfside liquidated because of "failure by the defendant to comply with a statutory demand''.

    The matter was adjourned on February 20. The ATO yesterday refused to comment and Delmege's lawyer David Kennnedy did not return calls.

    The problems will fuel talk that Manly's second major shareholder, the Penn family, may attempt to buy out Delmege. It is understood that deal could cost the Penns between $3million and $4million.
     
  2. missing_something

    missing_something Active Member

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    can he stop telling people he's given manly 15mil - it's been proven over and over the main part of his 15 was sponsorship which he gets a return  and tax deduction from.
     
  3. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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  4. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    what is the source of that article Tookey?

    Please post the source ASAP it looks a little dubious
     
  5. Central Coast Eagle

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  6. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    It is the Telegraph but interesting developments!!
     
  7. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    cool cheers
     
  8. eggson

    eggson Well-Known Member

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    "Last night Delmege admitted he was facing cash flow problems - and blamed Manly for his predicament.

    "When I got involved with Manly, they didn't tell me the hole was so big,'' Delmege said. "I thought a couple of million bucks would fix them up and we'd move on from there. Once they got me in, well of course the hole was so big, it was bigger than probably a mine in Newcastle.'' "

    I find that strange considering he's a businessman and he'd be mad not to look into the situation before putting in money.  Then again i know nothing of the situation so i can't really talk, but some of the things the papers are quoting him with doesn't sound good...  ???
     
  9. lsz

    lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Never a good sign when you have to be chased for payments all the time.......
     
  10. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

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    Now he's blaming Manly for his cash flow problems.....

    See ya Max.
     
  11. Utility Player

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    I can't see this sort of statement helping his cause.
     
  12. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Guys I am a fan of freedom of speech etc. But I can see no good coming of this article, and we are not protected by freedom of the press. Therefore I am thinking of closing this article off for now
     
  13. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    Agree Dan get rid of it now...defamation is an expensive situation
     
  14. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Yeah, why give Clon and Canteen a free kick.  This sort of article just attracts the likes of Matas.  Get it of now.
     
  15. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

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    No one on this site has defamed him, we are merely expressing opinions on the article in question.

    No one on this site wrote the article.

    Pretty poor form if its removed I say.
     
  16. Jatz Crackers

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    :D
     
  17. Canteen Worker

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  18. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    unlocked upon popular demand
     
  19. ManlyBacker

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    Despite the foxsport headline of "Manly Woes: Manly co-owner Frank Delmege blames the club for his cashflow problems" the clip does not contain any quotes from Max. I'm getting suspicious. Do you believe quotes in the Daily Terror?
     
  20. eggson

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    Not sure I believe all things the DT reports, but if they were to quote anyone and the quote is untrue, could they be sued or something? 
     

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