19 Aug 11 On the ATO stepping up their powers of observation
MEMBER 150 writes:
"I wonder if members and The Tax Institute itself are aware of this gem from the ATO. Last week, one of my staff took a call from an officer of the ATO, and the officer wanted to do a 'Record Keeping Audit', which he explained involves an ATO representative observing the client preparing their financial records and subsequently their BAS.
Is this new? Is it acceptable? What if we refuse? What are our rights here Tax Institute?"