Ombudsman to investigate small business tax disputes

Businesses with past disputes with the ATO are set to have their cases revisited, as the Small Business Ombudsman reveals that it will investigate historic tax complaints. The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO), headed by Kate Carnell (pictured), revealed that federal Minister for Small and Family Business, Skills and Vocational Education, Michaelia…

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Appointment of first Small Business Ombudsman

A business lobbyist and advocate for cutting penalty rates has been appointed Australia’s first small business and family enterprise ombudsman. TheĀ  Minister for Small Business, Kelly O’Dwyer MP has announced the appointment of Kate Carnell as the inaugural Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Ms Kelly describe the role as an independent Ombudsman with…

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Small business prompt payment protocol

Many small business clients dealing with large business customers have complained how difficult it can be dealing with and get payments from those big companies. I think most people would be sceptical that anything can be done to fix this. The Government is considering the introduction of a voluntary prompt payment protocol to tackle delays…

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