A taxpayers bill of rights is one of the possible subjects for the Inspector-General of Taxation (IGT) to investigate this year.
Inspector-General of Taxation, Ali Noroozi has announced the start of public consultation for developing his new work program for 2014 and beyond.
“My work program seeks to target areas that potentially provide the greatest improvement to tax administration for all Australians by consulting publicly and widely with taxpayers, tax professionals and their representatives,” Mr Noroozi said.
“The public consultation commencing today is a valuable opportunity to voice your concerns with the administration of the tax system. As the ATO is a monopoly service provider to the Australian community, it is imperative that effective governance and scrutineering functions address such concerns,” he said.
As part of the consultation process, members of the public can make submission on any systemic issues that you have observed from interactions with the ATO.
One can also comment on potential review topics which have either been raised by stakeholders over the previous year or have emerged from the conduct of previous IGT reviews.
These potential review topics include whether a taxpayer bill of rights with enforceable remedies for inappropriate ATO conduct is needed or whether the current Taxpayers’ charter and compensation schemes provide sufficient taxpayer protection.
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