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Second Commissioner Bruce Quigley discusses how the Tax Office is enhancing its relationship with tax professionals to respond to today's challenges. He touches on the Commissioner's general powers of tax administration, how the Tax Office is helping taxpayers meet their responsibilities during these uncertain economic times and the continuing need to promote fairness in the tax system through the Tax Office's compliance program. The paper looks at:
general powers of administration
Commissioner’s position on tax collection and enforcement in the current climate
Bruce has 35 years experience in the Australian Tax Office and was appointed Second Commissioner (Law) in December 2006. Bruce has overall responsibility for the Tax Office’s interpretation of the tax laws and input to the design and implementation of new laws. During his career in the Tax Office, Bruce has had diverse
responsibilities across income tax and indirect taxes. He is considered an international expert in GST and has advised overseas jurisdictions on the implementation of GST regimes. Bruce previously held the position of Deputy Chief Tax Counsel and National Program Manager for the Tax Counsel Network.
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