The ATO have advised they are sending letters out to those in the Building & Construction Industry, advising of 'progress' made to date in their industry specific compliance activities. They've been targeting those who have not been lodging Business Activity Statements (BAS) or neglecting Super obligations.

Some interesting stats from the website in relation to industry specific compliance and the ATO is concerned that the improvement in stats has been (up to 6 times) slower than other industries targeted. The ATO has even gone as far to provide Case Studies of those found to be non compliant.

The correspondence serves also to remind those in the industry of the measures they are using to identify those to investigate including 'community referrals'.

I think more of a focus on educating small business on how to comply and the consequences of non compliance would go a long way.