April 23, 2015 2 Comments
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 Comments
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.
July 19, 2013 28 Comments
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 Comment
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 Comments
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.
May 13, 2013
The fight for control of the Parramatta Eels got rough on the weekend, with allegations of dirty tricks and even a death threat to one director. Crikey lifts the lid on a grubby boardroom battle.
April 2, 2013 1 Comment
The Tax Office is searching for some 5600 Australians who may have hidden money overseas. And a new cross-border investigative initiative will make it easier to find them.
March 26, 2013 2 Comments
Parramatta Eels chairman Roy Spagnolo is taking on one high-profile supporter in a bitter war over the club's board. The campaigning from rival tickets last December is still playing out after season kick-off.