Assistant Treasurer Michael Sukkar has called on the ATO to show more gratitude towards accountants who do a lot of heavy lifting on behalf of their clients.
They both work with financial data; they’re both essential for managing a successful business. Yet the roles and duties of a bookkeeper and accountant rarely overlap.
No business owner looks forward to a letter from the taxman requesting a closer look at the books. If you’ve received an audit letter – an official request by the tax authority to review your accounts and confirm your taxes have been paid to date – don’t panic. Prepare.
Not all tax agents are created equal. Just like in every industry there are the good ones and the not so good ones and you as the taxpayer could be placed at an unnecessary risk because of the risk rating of your Tax Agent.