19 Dec 13
More on short time frames to respond to ATO requests - a response from the ATO
The ATO responds to the comments from Member 276 in last week's TAXVINE - see 2013 TAXVINE No 48 (13 December 2013) - about consistently short time frames to respond to ATO requests:
“Please refer to the Key messages from the ATPAG meeting held on 29 November 2013: In relation to reviews and audits that do not involve refunds, time periods are determined by the nature of the circumstances of a case. Generally we work with taxpayers and agents however, where timely responses to information requests have not been consistently received, we may seek shorter time periods.
In other instances shorter time periods are used to address seemingly non-compliant behaviour."