Voices from history: Judy Sullivan
How long have you been a member of The Tax Institute?
I’ve been a member of The Tax Institute ever since I started my career…back in the dim dark 80s!
How has the Institute changed in that time?
The extent of interaction with the tax office…it’s a two way process now. It used to be more about the tax profession versus the tax office and now it’s so much more integrated. On the committees you find that you’re interacting with the ATO a lot and when you’re looking at something as complex as the tax system, it’s important to understand their perspective.
Do you have a message for the Institute on it’s 70th anniversary?
Happy Anniversary! It’s the platinum anniversary for the 70th. I think some of the qualities of platinum are lustrous and malleable and very resistant to wear and tear and tarnish…I think that’s a good thing for The Tax Institute because what we’re looking for is something really relevant going forward. As far as the members of the Institute are concerned, I encourage them to really get in there, and get involved.
In 2013, The Tax Institute is celebrating 70 years of supporting the tax profession.
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.