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Working with the tax profession paper


Given the vital role played by the tax profession in influencing levels of voluntary compliance and in facilitating efficient transactions with the Tax Office, it is essential that the tax profession is capable and well regulated. This can best be achieved through an effective commitment between the Tax Office, tax professionals and the Tax Agents’ Boards. I see it as a true tripartite arrangement, where each party complements the others.

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Michael D'Ascenzo
Michael was appointed to the Foreign Investment Review Board with effect from 2 January 2013. Michael is recognised internationally for his leadership and expertise in taxation, administration, governance and policy. Michael was Commissioner of Taxation from January 2006 to December 2012, where he championed corporate values that put taxpayers and the community at the centre of ATO thinking. In January 2010, he was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia for service to public administration, and in 2012 he was awarded the Chartered Accountants’ Federal Government Leader of the Year. Michael is currently also a non-executive director of Australia Post and a member of the Clean Energy Regulator, as well as an adjunct professor at UNSW and a professorial fellow at the University of Melbourne Current at 29 July 2016 Click here to expand/collapse more articles by Michael D'ASCENZO.

This was presented at 22nd National Convention: Tackling Tax.

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