The ATO will be making visits to businesses in Launceston and Smithton this month to ensure they are not operating in ‘the black economy.’
They will be visiting businesses that are typically seen as cash only, including restaurants and cafés, hairdressers, nail salons, butchers, pharmacies and small supermarkets.
The visits are intended to crack down on those businesses not doing the right thing, including not being registered for GST purposes.
ATO Assistant Commissioner, Peter Holt, joins Brian Carlton this morning to discuss the purpose of these visits and what businesses should expect.
Information sessions aimed at helping businesses will also be held in Launceston on March 18 and in Smithton on March 25.