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.
- Eligible rollover fund (ERF)
A regulated superannuation fund or an approved deposit fund.
An individual, sole trader, body corporate, company, corporation, partnership, trust or superannuation fund.
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
Income that is not taxable, for example, an invalidity pension.
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.read more glossary terms