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  • Current research projects

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    Digital service provider experience survey [2019-10]

    Fieldwork dates

    Biannual (April and October)

    Purpose

    To understand how the ATO can better work with digital service providers.

    Research channel

    Internal ATO (online questionnaire distributed via Qualtrics)

    Researcher

    Australian Taxation Office (online survey distributed via feedback@survey.ato.gov.au)

    Superannuation fund survey [2019-09]

    Fieldwork dates

    Biannual (March and September)

    Purpose

    To understand the effectiveness of communications/information shared with the APRA fund audience.

    Research channel

    Internal ATO (online questionnaire distributed via Qualtrics)

    Researcher

    Australian Taxation Office (online survey distributed via multiple channels including FSEGovernance@ato.gov.au)

    Single touch payroll webcast survey [2019-05]

    Fieldwork dates

    Ongoing research

    Purpose

    To understand the effectiveness of Single Touch Payroll webcasts in assisting small employers to understand their Single Touch Payroll obligations

    Research channel

    Internal ATO (online questionnaire distributed via Qualtrics)

    Researcher

    Australian Taxation Office (online survey distributed via feedback@survey.ato.gov.au)

    2018 Early Intervention Strategy survey [2018-14]

    Fieldwork dates

    December 2018 – December 2022

    Purpose

    To understand the tax agent experience after participating in an interview with ATO Early Intervention staff

    Research channel

    Online survey

    Researcher

    Internal ATO (online survey distributed via Qualtrics)

    Sender's email address

    Australian Taxation Office (online survey distributed via feedback@survey.ato.gov.au)

    Single Touch Payroll – staff and customer experience survey [2018-10]

    Fieldwork dates

    Biannual (April and October)

    Purpose

    To understand the staff, taxpayer and intermediary experience and satisfaction with Single Touch Payroll

    Research channel

    Online survey

    Researcher

    Internal ATO (survey distributed via Qualtrics)

    Sender's email address

    Australian Taxation Office (online survey distributed via feedback@survey.ato.gov.au)

    Cash flow training and products [2018-04]

    Fieldwork dates

    Ongoing research

    Purpose

    To understand user experience and satisfaction with ATO training and cash flow products

    Research channel

    Online surveys

    Researcher

    Internal ATO (survey distributed via Qualtrics)

    Sender's email address

    Australian Taxation Office (online survey distributed via feedback@survey.ato.gov.au)

    Small business community events survey [2017-071]

    Fieldwork dates

    Ongoing research

    Purpose

    To gain feedback from attendees who attended an event

    Research channel

    Online survey

    Researcher

    Internal ATO (survey distributed via Qualtrics)

    Sender's email address

    Small Business Events (online survey distributed via feedback@survey.ato.gov.au)

    Tax practitioner open forum survey [2016-059]

    Fieldwork dates

    Ongoing research

    Purpose

    To evaluate our program of open forums for tax practitioners to understand client perceptions in terms of relevance, content and timing

    Research channel

    Online survey

    Researcher

    Internal ATO (survey distributed via Qualtrics)

    Sender's email address

    Australian Taxation Office (online survey distributed via feedback@survey.ato.gov.au)

    Client and Community Confidence – community survey [2015-036]

    Fieldwork dates

    Ongoing research

    Purpose

    The community survey measures and tracks client perceptions and confidence as part of the larger Client and Community Confidence flagship research project

    Research channel

    Online survey

    Researcher

    ORIMA Research

    Client and Community Confidence – client experience survey [2015-029]

    Fieldwork dates

    Ongoing research

    Purpose

    The client survey measures and tracks client perceptions and confidence as part of the larger Client and Community Confidence flagship research project

    Research channel

    Online survey

    Researchers

    Internal ATO (survey distributed via Qualtrics)

    Partial analysis and reporting conducted by ORIMA Research

    Sender's email address

    Australian Taxation Office (online survey distributed via feedback@survey.ato.gov.au)

    Small Business Super Clearing House Survey [2019-012]

    Fieldwork dates

    November to December

    Purpose

    The Small Business Super Clearing House survey measures user satisfaction to see if it has met user needs.

    Research channel

    Online survey

    Researchers

    Internal ATO (survey distributed via Qualtrics)

    Sender's email address

    Australian Taxation Office (online survey distributed via feedback@survey.ato.gov.au)

    Small Business Debt Practices Survey [2019-013]

    Fieldwork dates

    November to December

    Purpose

    To explore perceptions and experiences among small businesses and the broader community of the ATO's debt practices and inform future client engagement.

    Research channel

    Focus groups

    Online survey

    Researchers

    Newgate Research

    Last modified: 28 Nov 2019QC 33547