Saturday 9 February 2013

Alcott's consultancy wound up

Errol Alcott.
Photo: Fairfax Media
THE physiotherapist who soothed the sprains of the Australian cricket team for 22 years before moving on to treat Russell Crowe's Rabbitohs is getting deep heat of his own over more than $200,000 in unpaid tax.

Court documents show the Federal Court appointed RMG Partners' Murray Godfrey as liquidator to Errol Alcott Professional Services Pty Ltd on October 19, 2012.

The order followed an application by the ATO in August last year seeking to have the company wound up. The taxman made the application after a statutory demand for $210,447.82c – issued on May 10, 2012 – went unpaid.

Errol Alcott is listed as sole director and shareholder of the company.

The debt comprises amounts for outstanding BAS and income tax stretching back as far as 2008, as well as penalties for failing to lodge income tax returns and accrued interest.

Speaking outside his Caringbah home on Friday, Mr Alcott told SiN the wind-up matter related to personal issues.

He has appointed Jodie Jamieson - a family law specialist from Gibson Howlin Lawyers - to act for him. Ms Jamieson declined to comment for this article but SiN has established that a caveat has been placed over the property.

Liquidator Murray Godfrey.
Photo: RMG Partners
A report as to the affairs of the company lodged on November 22, showed total debts of $497,088.00, against cash at hand of $129.33. SiN understands part of the debt involves a loan to the company.

For more than two decades the 57 year-old physiotherapist was Australia’s highest profile sports medicine professional.

He was chief physiotherapist to the Australian cricket team for 22 years and, after a stint helping Crowe prepare for his role in Cinderella Man, left cricket in 2006 to become director of athletic performance at South Sydney Rabbitohs, then jointly owned by Crowe and Peter Holmes a Court. Mr Alcott left Souths in 2011.

Errol Alcott's former home, now subject to a caveat. Photo: SiN Images

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