10 Oct 1414
On the attitude of the ATO to tax agents and their staff
MEMBER 157 writes in response to Member 149's comments in last week's TAXVINE - see 2014 TAXVINE No 36 (3 October 2014) - about the attitude of the ATO to tax agents and their staff:
"I refer to the comments of Member 149 who in turn was supporting other feedback in relation to the ATO conduct when contacting our staff, and the double standards of their conduct.
I fully support these observations, and very much the observation in the last paragraph about the ATO's relationship with TAGs. TAGs are getting less support and more responsibility all the time, to the benefit of the ATO, not to the benefit of the taxpayer."