Published on 16 Oct 09
by VICTORIAN DIVISION, THE TAX INSTITUTE
This paper gives an update on the Tax Office's Compliance Program against the four main focus areas for 2009-10: supporting people in financial distress, promoting a level playing field, paying a fair share of tax, and preventing abusive use of tax havens.
It also discusses how the Tax Office is seeking to enhance its relationship with tax professionals to respond to future challenges.
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.
Current at 11 March 2009
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