22 Jul 09 Australia-United States international tax co-operation
In a media release issued on 19 July 2009, the Assistant Treasurer, Senator Nick Sherry, reaffirmed the strong international partnership between Australia and the United States over tax co-operation, including on tax havens, tax evasion and other tax abuse issues currently on the G20 agenda. The Assistant Treasurer met with Senator Carl Levin, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Armed Services and Chairman of the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, which examines tax fraud and tax haven issues in the US. The Assistant Treasurer also briefed Senator Levin on the ATO's latest briefing to Congress on the issue of US state tax secrecy havens.
For a copy of the Assistant Treasurer's media release, No 2009/015, 19 July 2009, go here
For a copy of the ATO's submission to the US Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, go here