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    If you need to complete item 13, 14 or 15 of your tax return (supplementary section), you must fill in the 2001 business and professional items schedule. These instructions will help you to fill in the schedule. If the business or professional items that apply to you are not filled in, your tax return will be sent back to you.

    The ATO publishes its rulings and other material to help taxpayers comply with their taxation obligations. We refer to a number of these publications here and it may help you to read some of them.

    You can get copies of the ATO's rulings and publications by ringing 1300 720 092 for the cost of a local call* or by visiting the ATO or its Internet site at

    *Please note that calls from mobile phones are charged at mobile call rates.

    How many hours did it take you to prepare and complete this schedule?

    The ATO is committed to reducing the costs involved in complying with your taxation obligations. Your response to this item will help us monitor these costs as closely as possible.

    Write the number of hours taken to prepare and complete this schedule at S in the Taxpayer's signatureblock on your schedule.

    When completing this item consider the time, rounded up to the nearest hour, that you spent:

    • reading the instructions
    • collecting the necessary information to complete this schedule
    • making any necessary calculations
    • completing the schedule
    • putting the tax affairs of your business in order so the information can be handed to your tax agent.

    Your answer should relate to the time your business spent preparing and completing your schedule, including the time spent by your tax agent and any other person whose assistance you obtained.

    Last modified: 29 Apr 2003QC 27384