Published on 10 Sep 04
by VICTORIAN DIVISION, THE TAX INSTITUTE
The ATO has recruited and trained a large workforce of auditors, who have commenced audits in accordance with the Compliance Program 2003-04 released in August 2003 by the Commissioner. Recent announcements in the Federal Budget have provided increased audit funding for the 2004/05 year targeting the SME sector. In this presentation Michael Cranston will outline how the ATO assesses risk in its Compliance Program and provide feedback on the results of
ATO activity in the SME sector. Issues to be covered include:
- the type of businesses being targeted
- common problem areas of non-compliance
- update on GST compliance.
Michael joined the ATO in 1977. He moved to his current role as Deputy Commissioner Private Groups and High Wealth Individuals in October 2011. His responsibilities include supporting increased willing participation and ensuring voluntary compliance of taxpayers in the privately owned groups and high wealth individuals population, focusing on serious abuses of the tax system (including through the Serious Financial Crime Taskforce) along with addressing aggressive tax planning. Michael is also the client experience owner for privately owned wealthy groups for the ATO. He has represented the ATO on a number of Australian and international forums including chairing the OECD Taskforce on Tax Crimes. Current at 28 June 2016
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