A RECEPTIONIST handed a sealed envelope to Symone Anstis, 25, and her father, Michael, with a smile. It contained news potentially worth more than $80 million.
For the past four years the Anstis family had been fighting the Tax Office through every legal jurisdiction. Yesterday, on the 17th floor of the Law Courts Building in Melbourne, their dispute ended with the opening of the envelope.
A young Melbourne woman’s quest for a better tax return four years ago has culminated in a landmark High Court judgment today that could cost the federal government millions of dollars.