Bartley Partners’ primary dealings with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO)
are negotiations on behalf of clients and dealing with ATO audits if they occur.
ATO audits are a specialised area not dealt with by many general accountants.
They often require high-level mediation and conflict resolution skills as well as
an in-depth knowledge of the taxation and compliance system to ensure they
do not end up becoming very costly legal disputes.
Some of the most common ATO audits we assist with include:
Cash Economy Audits
Where the ATO pursues clients accusing them of not declaring cash earnings.
These audits can be quite in depth and clients with inadequate procedures and systems
can struggle. This can have a very disruptive effect on any business but Tradies
are the most vulnerable to these Cash audits.
At Bartley Partners we have the capacity to conduct confidential pre-audit
procedures to see whether we believe you are at risk of a Cash Economy audit.
Super Guarantee Audits
Where businesses are pursued for underpayments of Superannuation on their
employee wages or for not paying overdue super to the ATO via the
Super Guarantee Charge Statements.
There are a plethora of rules relating to how and when super payments must be made
and with data matching the ATO has an enormous amount of information they can use
to target businesses in this area.
GST Audits and Reviews
Generally based around whether sufficient records exist
(tax invoices and other source documents) to justify GST claims made on your
Business Activity Statements (BAS).
In many cases, clients struggle if they have an inadequate record keeping system
(dumping everything into a box) and cannot provide documents
quickly and easily when requested.
Bartley Partners have been involved in numerous GST Audits and Reviews
and are happy to help current and new clients with these matters.
Give us a call today on (08) 8338 1033
to arrange a chat about any concerns you may have.