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Taxpayers still guilty until proven innocent: government

Taxpayers still guilty until proven innocent: government

Small business and individual taxpayers hit with hefty tax bills that they want to dispute will continue to be held guilty until proven innocent, and the Australian Taxation Office won't have its appeals and compliance functions split under a separate commissioner, the federal government has said.

  • Shared by The Sydney Morning Herald
  • January 13, 2016
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A parliamentary inquiry had pushed the government to radically overhaul current rules that give the ATO extraordinary powers to hunt down taxpayers, after hearing taxpayer complaints about heavy-handed and unfair treatment at the hands of "cowboy auditors".

Read the full story at The Sydney Morning Herald.

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