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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

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Number of Canberrans charged with not paying taxes almost halved last financial year
Canberra

Number of Canberrans charged with not paying taxes almost halved last financial year

One person was charged more than $6000 for not paying a tax return for 11 years.

  • by Andrew Brown
'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
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
As multinationals gear up to fight ATO, it turns focus on abuse of IP
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As multinationals gear up to fight ATO, it turns focus on abuse of IP

More than 30 companies are disputing billions of dollars in tax bills raised under the government’s laws aimed at curtailing multinational profit shifting.

  • by Nassim Khadem
Outdated residency rules need to change to give taxpayers certainty
Opinion
Opinion

Outdated residency rules need to change to give taxpayers certainty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
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Jet-setting execs may face major changes to residency tax laws
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Jet-setting execs may face major changes to residency tax laws

Jet-setting Australian executives could soon find themselves subject to dramatic changes to tax laws.

  • 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
Is the cash economy really worth $50b and who are we really fighting?
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Opinion

Is the cash economy really worth $50b and who are we really fighting?

Tackling the cash economy is a worthwhile aim, but drastic actions such as banning cash wages and boosting Tax Office powers may be a step too far.

  • 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