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Tax Office reputation takes a hit among online users
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Tax Office reputation takes a hit among online users

Community perceptions about the ATO took a hit, as its reputation suffered amid IT outages and complaints about its treatment of small business taxpayers.

  • by Nassim Khadem

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Love hurts: Unsuspecting partners get caught up in tax nightmares
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Opinion

Love hurts: Unsuspecting partners get caught up in tax nightmares

Unsuspecting wives often end up in a world of pain, simply because they chose the wrong partner in life.

  • by Nassim Khadem
Labor's ATO plan a watershed moment
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Labor's ATO plan a watershed moment

It was a watershed moment for small business when the shadow treasurer Chris Bowen promised a massive overhaul of the Australian Taxation Office if Labor wins government.

  • by Adele Ferguson
ResMed continues to fight $258m tax bill, flagging legal action
ResMed

ResMed continues to fight $258m tax bill, flagging legal action

The medical device maker says it's willing to head to court to fight the Australian Taxation Office over its tax assessment as it posts an 8 per cent fall in net profit.

  • by Nassim Khadem
ATO no 'model litigant', small businesses tell Senate inquiry

ATO no 'model litigant', small businesses tell Senate inquiry

Small business people want changes to the law to ensure big government agencies like the ATO behave like model litigants.

  • by Adele Ferguson & Nassim Khadem
'Wake-up call' to bosses: utes no tax-free perk for staff on weekends

'Wake-up call' to bosses: utes no tax-free perk for staff on weekends

Tradies and others who get vehicles such as utes as salary-packaged benefits may find their bosses take away those perks following revised ATO guidance.

  • by Nassim Khadem
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Black economy crackdown: 8 million ABN holders face fee slug
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Kelly O'Dwyer

Black economy crackdown: 8 million ABN holders face fee slug

Up to 7.7 million individuals who hold Australian Business Numbers could be slugged with charges in a bid to rein in fraud.

  • by Adele Ferguson & Nassim Khadem
Outdated residency rules need to change to give taxpayers certainty
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Outdated residency rules need to change to give taxpayers certainty

One of the most dramatic changes to tax laws around residency status in almost 80 years could be coming, and you and I could be hit.

  • by Nassim Khadem
'ATO operates its systems to target revenue collection': Kate Carnell
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Kate Carnell

'ATO operates its systems to target revenue collection': Kate Carnell

Staff-based performance targets aimed at pushing tax officers to collect revenue is causing the ATO to lack a fair approach to small business

  • by Adele Ferguson & Nassim Khadem
Give taxpayers right to review of ATO compensation, hearing told

Give taxpayers right to review of ATO compensation, hearing told

Enshrining taxpayer rights under the law should also be considered if current principles aimed at protecting them are not adhered to, Inspector-General says.

  • by Nassim Khadem
Give power back to citizens to fight government agencies, inquiry urged

Give power back to citizens to fight government agencies, inquiry urged

Large government agencies such as the Australian Taxation Office have too much power and too little accountability, a federal inquiry has heard.

  • by Nassim Khadem