ATO to chase small business tax debt

Small businesses tax debts have increased to close to $7 billion raising doubts over the aggressive debt collection tactics employed by the Australian Tax Office (ATO). The ATO plans to increase its efforts to force small businesses to pay their outstanding tax bills by introducing tactics, such as calling business owners after hours at their homes and employing external debt collection agencies. A report by the auditor general's office questions the effectiveness of such tactics.

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