April 23, 2015 2
Tax complaints will no longer go to the Commonwealth Ombudsman, instead being handled by the Inspector-General of Taxation. And that is great news for taxpayers.
September 2, 2014 2
Former neurosurgeon Suresh Nair, who was found guilty of manslaughter over the death of a prostitute in his apartment, bought drugs from a brothel in Sydney, new documents reveal.
February 10, 2014
The ATO has recently been accused of bullying and intimidating citizens. Now there's a push for a "taxpayer bill of rights" to reign in the Tax Office.
January 16, 2014 17
Accountancy firms can sign off on corporate tax returns under changes proposed by the Tax Office. Are we letting companies off the hook? Tax consultant and former ATO officer Chris Seage reports.
December 2, 2013 7
A number of businesses are complaining a Defence Department organisation has stolen their intellectual property, Crikey can reveal. Chris Seage reports new legislation makes the problem worse.
October 3, 2013
The tax man is stepping up the war on fraud and dodgy claims, using the Australian Crime Commission to monitor suspected cheats. Tax consultant and former ATO manager Chris Seage reports it's a first.
July 19, 2013 28
Another disgruntled taxpayer is suing the ATO for $5.1 million in damages, as taxation experts call for stronger compensation rights and a taxpayers' charter to be enshrined in law.
July 2, 2013 1
The ATO will set up a new taskforce to catch businesses dodging tax by basing themselves offshore. It comes as the agency unsuccessfully pursued one company through the courts.
June 14, 2013
The Fair Work Commission has ruled that a Melbourne IT worker should be allowed to return to work part time following her parental leave. Will the decision have a wider impact on working parents?
May 23, 2013 9
Joe Hockey wants to shake up the Australian Taxation Office. It's welcome news to accountants and taxpayers, but he'll need more than rhetoric to fix the ATO's problems.