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ATO website tops the hitlist for business professionals

The Australian Taxation Office's website,, is the most popular website amongst business professionals.

This is one of the main findings of a survey on the use of the Internet by professionals conducted by CCH, a leading publisher of reference information for business.

The survey showed that professionals in financial services have the highest internet usage, spending 5.7 hours online every week while 82% of accountants use email at least once a day.

When it comes to receiving information, email is the preferred format, replacing more traditional methods such as print and face-to-face meetings.

The survey showed that accountants were the most likely group to make work-related purchases online with 38% of accountants who have purchasing power, making purchases over the Internet, with security concerns being the main reason why others do not.

Around 43% of the business professionals surveyed used the Internet to seek pre-purchase information.

The survey covered professionals in the areas of accounting, financial services, human resources, law, occupational health and safety and small and medium business.

The results also showed that accountants spend 3.7 hours online every week, much less than their colleagues in financial services.

CCH is the dominant publisher of specialist human resources, tax, legal and accounting information in the Asia Pacific region with content provided in print, electronically and across a variety of specialist websites.

Established in 1969 in Sydney, CCH Australia is a subsidiary of Wolters Kluwer, a leading international publishing group active in 26 countries and with a headoffice in Amsterdam.

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