To reduce compliance costs and time frames the ATO should make it easier for businesses to deliver their records electronically for inspection.
We agreed with this recommendation and implementation was completed on 21 March 2014.
The Bulk Data Exchange facility allows clients to securely deliver electronic records (including scanned images of paper records) to us. The facility was trialled for use in cash economy audit work in October 2012 and is now available for all cases.
Information sessions on the use of the facility have been provided for all staff working on cash economy cases and there are periodic reminders about the availability of the facility.