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ATO Statistics on Small Business Attacks

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  1. Please, Mr Tax Commissioner, get your facts straight! Self-Employed Australia 20-Jun-2018
  2. Unfair contract headache for banks at Royal Commission Self-Employed Australia 05-Jun-2018
  3. We’re not mongrels and we don’t cook people, says ATO boss Self-Employed Australia 31-May-2018
  4. Like the banks, the ATO needs a Royal Commission Self-Employed Australia 24-May-2018

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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.

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Incredible Tax Story: Rod Douglass

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