A whistleblower who exposed debt collection tactics within the Australian Taxation Office has indicated he intends to plead not guilty to a string of charges.
Richard David Boyle, 43, is facing 66 offences including using a listening device to monitor a private conversation, recording another person's tax file number and disclosing protected information.
Boyle took part in a joint ABC-Fairfax 2018 investigation to reveal ATO staff had been instructed to use harsher debt collection tactics on indebted individuals and small businesses.
Those tactics included the use of orders that require a bank to hand over money from a personal or business account without the permission of the taxpayer.
Boyle's Adelaide home was raided by the ATO and Australian Federal Police in April last year when his mobile phone and documents were seized.
In Adelaide Magistrates Court on Tuesday his counsel said he intended to plead not guilty to all the charges.
He was remanded on a simple bail agreement to appear in court again in July when he will be required to enter those pleas.
Boyle made no comment as he left court.
Australian Associated Press