Topic archives: ato

Information Commissioner to audit Centrelink’s data matching for robo-debt notices

May 18, 2017 5

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner will overhaul Australia's privacy code in response to controversy over Centrelink's debt notices.

Sinister threats on both sides over online GST proposal

April 19, 2017 12

Ebay has threatened that it will cut off Australian consumers rather than be forced to collect GST. But the Australian Retailers Association is threatening MPs who dare vote against the proposal that it is paying close attention.

Human Services attempts Brandisian language redefinition to explain debt notices

March 9, 2017 10

Centrelink has taken to some Brandis-level redefining of the English language to claim that debt notices are just "clarification" letters.

We’re not buying the cash ban

December 19, 2016 4

Crikey readers respond to Friday's edition.

Why is Brandis in hot water this time?

November 28, 2016 3

What do Western Australia, Justin Gleeson, Alan Bond and the ATO have in common? The latest George Brandis scandal.

Wikipedia page of rapist-led cult whitewashed from inside the ATO

May 2, 2016 6

An ATO employee has been using a work computer to whitewash the Wikipedia page of a South Korean cult, whose leader is in prison for multiple counts of rape. Freelance journalist John Power reports.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

April 8, 2015 3

Subs dropping at The Oz ... pay to listen to your boss ... Pyne a man of letters ...

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

February 25, 2015 1

Eric Abetz struggles to internet ... NUS takes another funding hit ... frying the competition at the cricket ...

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

July 23, 2014 6

Macfarlane likes ARENA and CSG ... The AFL's got issues ... the ATO thanks you for your taxes ...

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

July 3, 2014

ASIC goss as Sigalla case nears ... WA Labor power plays ... more Tinder activities ...

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

October 25, 2013 1

NSW Health workers asked not to spruik funeral parlours ... AusAID staffers not happy with induction ... clueless on FBT? ...

Greens spoke too late on WA Senate loss

Greens spoke too late on WA Senate loss

October 8, 2013 1

Crikey readers have their say on the Greens senate drama in WA, the technicalities of same-sex divorce and tax office surveillance.

Nick Xenophon hits back at Bob Brown

Nick Xenophon hits back at Bob Brown

October 4, 2013 4

Crikey readers have their say on Greens senate preferences, ASIC and the ATO.

The tax man is watching: new surveillance force for ATO

The tax man is watching: new surveillance force for ATO

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.

Vaccination pricks

May 24, 2013

Crikey readers talk the importance of vaccination and tax reform.

Kim Williams: don’t underestimate how outrageous this is

March 14, 2013 3

Crikey readers talk pokies, the principles of the Greens and what's wrong with the ATO.

ATO promises independent appeals process — but will it be fair?

ATO promises independent appeals process — but will it be fair?

March 13, 2013

A new appeals division will provide taxpayers with an independent review of cases in dispute -- but will it override current quotas and influences? Accountants and lawyers are confident but sceptical.

Tips and rumours

December 24, 2012

ATO to go miners over dodgy transactions? ... Merry Christmas Tony Abbott, here is Crikey's reading list for you ... who's who in newsrooms of old ...

New chief taxman looks like a winner for all sides

New chief taxman looks like a winner for all sides

November 14, 2012 4

Chris Jordan looks a good appointment as Australia's new commissioner of taxation. Seemingly everyone has applauded him as the first commissioner to come from outside the public service.

ATO whistleblower takes a bullet

September 21, 2012 2

Crikey reader have their say.