Tax office puts brake on surgeon’s Lamborghini

IT’S the story of the surgeon, the Lamborghini and the long arm of the taxman.

In a finding released this week the Australian Administrative Appeals Tribunal related the case of a successful surgeon who decided to enter the motor trade to fulfil a boyhood dream buying a Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Coupe with a price tag of $461,387 including all taxes.

But he didn't pay the 33% luxury car tax claiming the vehicle was for resale through his recently registered dealership, Criterion Prestige Pty Ltd, and thus acquired the Gallardo for $335,500 in