Tax officers “hit the streets”

On a regular basis, officers from the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) “hit the streets” to help small businesses stay on top of their tax affairs.

These visits often focus on businesses in high cash industries such as cafes and restaurants, hair and beauty salons and others – knowing most businesses aim to do the right thing, the visits are an opportunity to confirm that registrations are correct and for businesses to ask questions in a face-to-face environment.

The added bonus is that the ATO can also protect honest businesses by taking action against those who try to obtain an unfair advantage by being dishonest.

During April 2017, the ATO intended to visit 400 businesses in Perth and Canberra and you can find out more about this business visiting program, by taking a look at


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