Published on 11 Sep 03
by VICTORIAN DIVISION, THE TAX INSTITUTE
This convention paper provides an ATO perspective on some of the topics covered at the Convention as well as outlining its responsiveness to recent developments in law design and initiatives impacting compliance and the ATO's relationship with practitioners and their clients. Specific issues covered include:
- the ATO's role in legislation
- the ATO's interpretive function
- the ATO's compliance initiatives
- the ATO's change program and how it impacts on practitioners.
Michael D’Ascenzo took up his role as Commissioner of Taxation on 1 January 2006. Michael joined the Tax Office in 1977 and worked in various areas, such as tax avoidance schemes, heading up the recoupment tax area and in 1986 was put in charge of international operations, becoming
involved in the world’s first advanced pricing agreement. Michael also led the improvements to the self-assessment
system introduced in 1992 and the from 1994 worked as Deputy Chief Tax Counsel and the Chief Tax Counsel. Prior to his appointment as Commissioner, Michael held
the position of Second Commissioner (Law) and Chief Tax Counsel having an ongoing focus on the interpretation of tax law and the implementation of new tax laws, as well as
corporate planning, finance and governance.
Current at 26 November 2007 Current at 26 November 2007
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