11 per cent of tax agents have tax debts

Eleven per cent of tax agents have tax debts to the Australian Taxation Office and have no arrangement in place to pay that amount, according to the 2006/07 ATO compliance program. This statistic may infer that in excess of 11 per cent of tax agents have debts to the ATO, since presumably some tax agents must have worked out payment plans. The ATO did not say, though, how much tax agents owed in aggregate.

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