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Biggest change since GST: Electronic payroll system sparks concerns

Biggest change since GST: Electronic payroll system sparks concerns

Businesses are scrambling to digitise their wage systems as the Tax Office rolls out Single Touch Payroll.

  • by Cara Waters

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Tax boss warns outages are 'a fact of modern life'
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Tax boss warns outages are 'a fact of modern life'

Tax commissioner says businesses need a plan for when the ATO goes down.

  • by Cara Waters
ATO boss pushes back on need for a new commissioner
Chris Jordan

ATO boss pushes back on need for a new commissioner

Chris Jordan is not convinced of the need for a new tax commissioner and says disputes are "just a little subset".

  • by Cara Waters & Nassim Khadem
Are you and I to blame for $8.7b a year in ‘missing’ revenue?
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Opinion

Are you and I to blame for $8.7b a year in ‘missing’ revenue?

The Tax Office thinks there is $8.7 billion a year revenue missing because individuals over-claim on their tax returns. Is it right?

  • by Nassim Khadem
All spin, no compassion: How the ATO handled a scandal
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Chris Jordan

All spin, no compassion: How the ATO handled a scandal

After being caught in the crossfire of a public scandal into the Australian Taxation Office’s treatment of small business, the tax watchdog let rip in a confidential report to Treasury.

  • by Adele Ferguson
ATO's Chris Jordan seeks to shoot the messenger
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Opinion

ATO's Chris Jordan seeks to shoot the messenger

Under pressure in the wake of a media investigation the tax chief came out swinging but he missed.

  • by Adele Ferguson
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'We are not mongrels or bastards': Jordan defends ATO staff as he announces tax review trial
Chris Jordan

'We are not mongrels or bastards': Jordan defends ATO staff as he announces tax review trial

Trial announced as Tax Commissioner labels Fairfax/Four Corners investigation into the ATO as "distorted."

  • by Nassim Khadem
Here we go again, ATO reaches for the corporate scandal playbook
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Chris Jordan

Here we go again, ATO reaches for the corporate scandal playbook

It seems whenever an institution gets caught in the crosshairs of a public scandal its first response is to bury its head in the sand. The ATO is the latest.

  • by Adele Ferguson
Coalition, Labor to probe ATO over 'scandalous' revelations
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Coalition, Labor to probe ATO over 'scandalous' revelations

The government and opposition have moved swiftly to address allegations of heavy-handed treatment of small business and individuals.

  • by Adele Ferguson & Nassim Khadem
Calls for more oversight of tax office amid criticism of its tactics
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Calls for more oversight of tax office amid criticism of its tactics

An investigation has found the ATO can get it wrong in one in 20 cases.

  • by Adele Ferguson, Nassim Khadem & Lesley Robinson