Tracking progress on reinvention of the Australian Tax Office

The Inspector-General of Taxation and several key stakeholders will participate in a wide-ranging discussion on current tax issues this Wednesday.As part of the House Tax Committee’s inquiry into the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) 2014 Annual Report, senior officials from the ATO will give evidence on a range of issues, including:

• the risk framework used to select taxpayers for audits;
• the introduction of single touch payroll from July 2016;
• the ATO’s survey on taxpayer perceptions of ATO fairness; and
• delays in issuing refunds to taxpayers.

Committee Chair, Bert van Manen MP, said the hearing would allow the committee to track progress with the Commissioner’s plan to reinvent the ATO as a more contemporary and client-focused organisation.

“In past hearings, the ATO has been responsive in dealing with issues raised by stakeholders and the committee. We look forward to working through new issues at this hearing and being part of continuous improvement at the ATO,” he said.

Public hearing
Wednesday, 18 March 2014
Committee Room 2R1
Parliament House, Canberra

4pm   ATO
Inspector-General of Taxation
Chartered Accountants Australia + New Zealand
Council of Small Business of Australia
6pm   Adjournment

The hearing will be broadcast live at:

For media comment: please contact Amanda Williams on 0414 605 850.

For information about the hearing: please contact the committee secretariat by telephone (02) 6277 4821, e-mail, or visit the committee website


Henry Sapiecha

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