Glossary beginning with E

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Eligible rollover fund (ERF) search for term

A regulated superannuation fund or an approved deposit fund.

Entity search for term

An individual, sole trader, body corporate, company, corporation, partnership, trust or superannuation fund.

Excise search for term

A tax on certain goods produced or manufactured in Australia. These goods include alcohol, tobacco and petroleum. Customs duty at an equivalent rate is levied on imported goods to ensure that these goods are treated consistently with local goods.

Exempt income search for term

Income that is not taxable, for example, an invalidity pension.

  • 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.

Taxpayer's charter

The ATO client service charter, which sets out what a person can expect when dealing with the ATO. It lists a person's rights, obligations and what they can do if they are not satisfied.

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