Role of the ATO

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Learn about the purpose and operations of the ATO.  Test your knowledge about tax and find out if you are a tax expert.

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  • Fact 26

    The introduction of electronic lodgement of tax forms in the late 1980s not only reduced the time it took to send out returns from ten weeks to two weeks but had a significant impact on the incidence of repetitive strain injury among data processors at the ATO.

Superannuation / super guarantee charge

A charge that employers have to pay to the ATO when they either pay super for their employees late or they don’t pay at all.

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