11 Dec 09 Message from the Commissioner to all Members regarding tax bonus paymentsThe Commissioner, Michael D'Ascenzo, has asked us to pass on the following message to all Members:
"Following on from last week's NTLG meeting, I would like to take this opportunity to recognise the support of your members' in the administration of the tax bonus payments.
Recently, the ATO was honoured to receive a silver award from the Institute of Public Administration Australia Prime Minister's Award for Excellence in Public Sector Management for the rapid coordination and swift delivery of the tax bonus payments.
This award reflects our collective dedication, flexibility and commitment and is a standard we constantly strive to achieve.
$7.7 billion tax bonus payments were distributed to 8.8 million Australians in just over three months, the largest ever payment made through the tax system.
I want to thank your members for their efforts to aid this incredible undertaking.
Please pass on my thanks to your membership.
Commissioner of Taxation"