Glossary beginning with O

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Objection search for term

A taxpayer has the right to object to some decisions the ATO makes about their tax affairs, including most tax assessments. If a taxpayer objects to a decision, the ATO will conduct a review.

Ordinary time earnings search for term

The amount an individual earns for their ordinary hours of work.

  • Fact 21

    As overseas travel became more common in the 1960s, the ATO stopped issuing tax clearance certificates (which had previously reminded Australians planning on travel that they must ensure they had paid all tax owed prior to leaving the country).

Age pension

A social security payment made by the Australian Government to Australian citizens who are over the qualifying age and meet the means tests.

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