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New Vid: Self-Employed cleaner has her ABN cancelled by ATO
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Yes, the ATO can illegally destroy your income!

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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"In one day, I was no longer earning a living, looking after myself and my family… Thank goodness for Self-Employed Australia's tireless endeavours … on behalf of the 20 transcriptionists affected by this decision by the ATO..." [More]

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7 key ATO powers ... greater than the police

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  1. Be prepared: Seven key ATO powers to worry you Self-Employed Australia 11-Mar-2018
  2. How one proposed Victorian law threatens justice for all Self-Employed Australia 26-Feb-2018
  3. ATO staff are wage slaves. Gotta feel for them! What a horrid place in which to work! Self-Employed Australia 24-Feb-2018
  4. ATO seeks new small business destruction powers. This must be stopped. Self-Employed Australia 15-Feb-2018

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Incredible Tax Story: Rod Douglass

The ATO accused Rod of fraud
It wanted $440,000
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