We have met privately with the Tax Commissioner, Chris Jordan AO, to discuss a range of key matters of interest to members, including the ATO consultative model and the Commissioner's engagement plan with the new Government.
We have also has discussions with senior Treasury officials about the outstanding tax legislative agenda and key reform priorities. This included a training session for Treasury run by Tax Institute President, Steve Westaway CTA, on small business structuring.
Finally, we have been liaising with the offices of Treasurer Hockey and Assistant Treasurer Sinodinos, to ensure that they are fully briefed on the key tax issues being faced by the profession as well as on the key areas of reform needed to continually improve our tax system.
The Tax Institute is Australia’s leading professional association in tax. Its 13,000 members include tax agents, accountants and lawyers as well as tax practitioners in corporations, government and academia.