Small business owners are advised to urgently contact the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) if they have experienced heavy handed tactics by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO).
“Minister for Revenue and Financial Services, Kelly O’Dwyer, has requested an inquiry into the allegations raised in the joint Fairfax/Four Corners investigation,” Ms Carnell said.
“Our timeframes on this inquiry are extremely tight, so its important small business owners tell us their story as a matter of urgency – within the next week or two.
“My office is interested in examples where the ATO has targeted small businesses unfairly and the business owner has been affected financially.
With complete anonymity assured, small business owners can explain their situation by emailing email@example.com.