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 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.

Revenue / government revenue

The income of a government (from taxes, excise duties or other sources) used for the payment of public expenses.

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