Coronavirus: Tax office blocks calls following record-breaking numbers

Doug Dingwall
By Doug Dingwall
Updated April 23 2020 - 6:52am, first published 2:00am
The ATO has been inundated with calls about the wage subsidy package. Picture: Dion Georgopoulos

The Tax Office has blocked large volumes of calls this week, but answered others in "record-breaking" numbers, as staff work overtime responding to questions about federal government stimulus measures.

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Doug Dingwall

Doug Dingwall

Public Service Editor

Doug Dingwall is The Canberra Times' Public Service Editor. He writes about government and federal politics, and edits The Public Sector Informant. He has an interest in integrity and industrial relations. Previously he worked at The Examiner in Launceston, where he won a Tasmanian Human Rights Award in 2016 for his reporting. Contact him on doug.dingwall@canberratimes.com.au