The ATO is looking for small business operators with at least two years' experience to join its new small business consultation panel and advise on issues affecting small business.
Applicants need to have at least two years' experience of running a small business. Taxation, accounting or consulting experience are not required.
Panel representatives will be contracted on a short-term, as needed basis to partipate in various consultation activities, including:
- Participating in workshops
- Providing feedback on processes and documentation
- Providing opinions form the perspective of a small business operator
- Writing articles, for example for industry newsletters.
Applications close on January 19, 2015.
ATO Second Commissioner Neil Olesen said the panel would help the ATO better understand the way small businesses interact with the organisation and other government agencies.
"We encourage small business owners from a range of industries to apply to join the panel so they can help shape the future of how the ATO and other government agencies interact with small business," he said.
"Our objective for the panel is to explore opportunities to reduce the time it takes for business operators to comply with their employer, super and tax obligations so they can get back to the important job of running their small business."
Interested small business operators with an annual turnover of less than $2 million should email firstname.lastname@example.org to request an information and application pack, or download the information from www.tenders.gov.au (search for ATM 14.008a).