BECHTEL TAX DISPUTE: ATO to audit on 1000 more workers

A THOUSAND audits on Bechtel workers will start soon, according to Sothertons' accountant Steve Marsten.

This morning Mr Marsten joined a conference call between Gladstone tax agents and the Australian Taxation Office's assistant commissioner Adam Kendrick.

Mr Marsten said Gladstone agents were told 700 audits were still in progress and the tax office were preparing to start of 1000 more.

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But there is still a chance for workers yet to be audited to voluntarily amend their tax returns, without penalties, Mr Marsten said.

The tax agents were told to advise any affected clients to do so before the bills were sent out.

Since the ATO told Curtis Island Bechtel workers in October audits would follow stern warnings to amend tax returns, 1500 people have taken the advice.

A further 2000 have had their returns forcibly adjusted.

READ MORE:

>>FEB. 10 Tax firm makes official complaint to ATO 

>> NOV. 20 Last chance for Bechtel employees to fix tax

>> OCT. 28 ATO releases details on Curtis Island Bechtel claims

>> OCT. 23 Thousands of Curtis Island workers sweat on giant tax audit

>> SEP. 11 Accountant says tax sheet for Bechtel workers has errors 



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