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ATO officially 'unfair' according to ATO's own report

Thursday, August 2, 2018  

An ATO survey of self-employed small business people who had been in dispute with the ATO during 2017 has produced an embarrassing result for the ATO. The survey, costing close to $1 million, assessed whether people had been treated fairly by the ATO... More


Making sure you get paid on time

Sunday, July 29, 2018  

Here’s an easy question! What’s the most important thing in business? Answer: Collecting the money you are owed!!! Simple answer, hey, but something too many small business people don’t follow. Having systems for prompt small business payments is a priority campaign for us.... More


Official government report confirms ATO has big problems

Sunday, July 22, 2018

The ATO has suffered another major hit to its reputation, this time (and again) from an official government investigation. You may remember that following the Four Corners show ‘Mongrel Bunch of Bastards’ which exposed ATO abuse of small business people, the Minister, Kelly O’Dwyer, ordered a Treasury inquiry. Both the Small Business Ombudsman.... More

Self-employed tax benefits, but beware ATO traps

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Oh dear. Time to start organising information for your accountant for your 2018 tax return. Yes, it’s a drag but it’s gotta be done. And to make sure you only pay the tax you’re legally required to pay, there are around 14-or-so specific self-employed, small business tax breaks you should check out... More


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Our Tax Campaigning

ABC Four Corners exposed the truth about the ATO treatment of vulnerable small business people. First airing on 9th April, the program is available here. (Also available on ABC iView.)

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7 key ATO powers ... greater than the police

Details here for Self-Employed Australia members. Join here. Tell your accountant.


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Reforming the ATO. An urgent but common sense agenda

ABC's Four Corners provided evidence of the ATO's abusing its powers against small business people. We’ve advocating a reform agenda for the ATO: The Power to Audit is the Power to Destroy. Key policy

  • Split the ATO into 2 bodies
  • Small Business Tax Tribunal

Our Tax Campaigning

How the ATO attacks your ABN rights

In late 2017 the ATO suddenly withdrew the ABNs of 16 work-from-home, low-income, self-employed people. This immediately destroyed their incomes. It took almost 13 weeks of hard pressure before the ATO backed down. Here’s the full story.

Testimonials from the 16

Testimonials from the ABN victims


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Incredible Tax Story: Rod Douglass

The ATO accused Rod of fraud
It wanted $440,000
We spent two years defending Rod
In Court the ATO withdrew, admitting that its accusation was baseless
Here’s the incredible true story

Our Tax Campaigning

It could happen to you...! 

New Vid: Self-Employed cleaner has her ABN cancelled by ATO
Previous vid: Federal Court Judge says treatment of ‘Michael' by ATO unfair. It could happen to you...

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