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Ombudsman to review historical cases of small business disputes with ATO

Thursday, March 7, 2019

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell will look into historical cases where a small business is disputing an assessment by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) and the ATO has commenced early action to recover

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Most small businesses do the right thing by their migrant workforce

Thursday, March 7, 2019

In response to the release of the Migrant Workers’ Taskforce Report today, the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell said initiatives that help level the playing field for the small businesses doing the right thin

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Ombudsman urges bi-partisan support for SME export opportunities

Monday, March 4, 2019

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell welcomed the Joint Standing Committee report on access to Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) by small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and urged bi-partisan support for key recomme

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Tax concierge service open to small businesses

Friday, March 1, 2019

Small business taxpayers wanting an external review of an adverse tax decision by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) through the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) will be able to contact the office of the Australian Small Business and Family

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Contracts with REBL Corp, Digital REBL or Media REBL

Friday, March 1, 2019

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) has become aware that businesses trading under the REBL Corp banner have ceased operating based on media reporting in the Sunsh

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Banking Code needs real and meaningful changes

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell is pleased the Australian Banking Association (ABA) has responded to some of the recommendations from the Banking Royal Commission, but says there is so much more to be ac

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Review of compensation scheme for small businesses in dispute with ATO welcomed

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell welcomes the review of the Compensation for Detriment Caused by Defective Administration scheme (CDDA), focussing on the Australian Taxation Office’s (ATO) treatment of sm

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Ombudsman supports Labor proposal for tradie ‘pay day’

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

The proposal by Labor to establish cascading statutory trusts for government construction projects, ensuring that all subcontractors get paid for work completed, was welcomed today by the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman,

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