Tag Archives: ASBFEO

Ombudsman raises franchisee red flag

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell is urging prospective franchisees to do their homework before investing after the ACCC found some franchisors are failing to provide adequate information to buyers. One-in-three franchisors fail to disclose useful information The regulator found one-in-three franchisors in the food services …

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ATO jumping gun on early debt recovery – Ombudsman

The ATO is issuing garnishee notices while tax disputes are still before the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, says a new report. The report on early debt recovery action by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) comes from the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO). ‘Severe’ impact In response, Ombudsman Kate …

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Small-business ombudsman calls for simpler workplace relations

Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell has released a position paper identifying steps to tackle the complexity of workplace relations for small businesses. “We’ve had significant consultations with small businesses over the last two years and the overwhelming view is the legislation is far too complicated for …

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Ombudsman calls for small businesses in trouble with ATO to ‘contact us’

Small-business owners are advised to contact the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) as a matter of urgency should they experience “heavy-handed tactics” from the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). “Minister for Revenue and Financial Services Kelly O’Dwyer has requested an inquiry into the allegations raised in the joint …

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