Tag Archives: ATO

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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Nearly half of Aussies feel ‘inconvenienced’ by cash-only businesses

Almost 50 per cent of Australians feel ‘inconvenienced’ by cash-only businesses that don’t let them pay electronically, according to new research. The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) commissioned the research from Colmar Brunton. It also showed that two-thirds of Australians surveyed have negative views of cash-only businesses. ATO Assistant Commissioner Matthew …

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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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Calls to investigate ATO after cash-grab allegations

Federal Financial Services Minister Kelly O’Dwyer has launched an investigation into the Australian Tax Office (ATO) following reports of vulnerable small businesses and individuals being targeted to help meet revenue goals. A joint investigation by ABC-TV’s Four Corners program and Fairfax Media has revealed unethical tactics, including an ‘hour of …

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