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:
Bruce Quigley, CTA, has been Senior Adviser with The Tax Institute since April 2015. He assists in the preparation of submissions to the government, Treasury, Board of Tax, Tax Practitioners Board and the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) in relation to various tax and superannuation issues. Bruce has over 45 years’ experience in tax administration, compliance, interpretation, policy and law design, culminating in seven years serving as Second Commissioner of Taxation, the second most senior position in the ATO. Since retiring from the ATO in December 2013, Bruce has undertaken various policy, diagnostic and technical assistance missions in a number of countries as a Revenue Adviser for the Fiscal Affairs Department of the International Monetary Fund.
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03 June 2019