How not to talk to the tax man

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An accountant offers a light-hearted look at the wrong – and right – ways to win the approval of the ATO.
An accountant offers a light-hearted look at the wrong – and right – ways to win the approval of the ATO.

ATO: Mr Tucker, I’m from the Australian Taxation Office and I’m here to squeeze every last drop… Oops, sorry, I’ve just been transferred to the ATO from the Australian Federal Police Anti-terrorism Unit and I’m still coming to grips with the new lingo. Good morning Mr Tucker, I’m from the Australian Taxation Office and I’m here to help you make sure your taxation affairs are in order. Now, you claim here that you are an artist; you don’t look much like an artist to me.

Brian Tucker

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