There has been a noticeable increase in Federal and State based revenue office's audit activity.
Payroll tax audits are on the rise and the incidence of ATO Superannuation Guarantee reviews and audits continues to increase with a common theme in the claims being that they are often being instigated by disgruntled employees and contractors 'dobbing in' the employer to the ATO for unpaid superannuation entitlements.
The Fair Work Ombudsman continues to ramp up their audit campaigns against employers not paying the correct wages and entitlements to employees in a number of industries translating to an increase in these claims.
We highly recommend that you consider audit insurance coverage for your business.
Source: Accountancy Insurance Issue 16