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19 Dec 14 Dealing dates flexible as a gymnast

MEMBER 205 writes: 

"We sometimes use the ATO pothole, and sometimes even try viewing the 'client dealings' when we're waiting excitedly for an ATO response to a client matter.

Recently, it seems that whenever we're nearing an 'estimated date of completion', the estimated date automagically moves forward another 6 weeks.

Could I ask the ATO what is the point of these amazingly flexible dates, and whether they have any policy (or 80% target) for meeting originally estimated dates? 

We always look forward to TAXVINE on Fridays. Do you have a break over Xmas too?" 

TAXVINE COMMENT: This is the last edition of TAXVINE for 2014. The first edition of TAXVINE for 2015 will be published on 23 January 2015. Thanks to Member 205 and all other members who have provided feedback to TAXVINE during 2014. TAXVINE sends Season's Greetings to all members of The Tax Institute, and wishes you all the best for 2015.