Friday, 31 July 2015

We need your feedback

Every week we spend a lot of time poring over the beloved Member Feedback section of TaxVine. We all read it, but not everyone has the time to write in. Now more than ever your feedback is crucial.

The time is fast approaching for the Institute to again participate in the biannual hearing of the House of Representatives Committee on Tax and Revenue's inquiry into the ATO. The hearing will take place on 9 September and submissions close on 14 August.

Our last submission to the parliamentary committee dated 16 March canvassed a range of issues including: the positive impact of personnel changes within the ATO, timing and guidance on changes to the Tax Agent Portal, and the tenor of ATO correspondence. The Committee has also made specific reference to our submission on Single Touch Payroll.

Please contact us at Tax Policy if there are any topics, or developments on the above issues, which you think we may have missed and would like us to raise at this hearing, based on your recent dealings with the ATO.

We are interested in what is working well and should not change from a tax practitioner perspective, as much as what needs to be resolved.


Thilini Wickramasuriya FTI is a Tax Counsel of The Tax Institute.

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.