31 Oct 14
On "heavy-handed" ATO correspondence - the ATO responds
In 2014 TAXVINE No 39 (24 October 2014), Member 167 wrote about a letter received from the ATO threatening to amend a client's return to disallow a claim for legal expenses but who, on telephoning the ATO, was told it was merely a "review". Member 167 described the ATO's letter as "heavy-handed".
THE ATO NOW RESPONDS
"The ATO’s compliance area welcomes Member 167’s feedback and will use this opportunity to review the wording of our audit letter and further refine future case selection methodologies to minimise the likelihood of this issue re-occurring."