18 Sep 09
NTLG Public Rulings Steering Committee
Taxation Institute President, Joan Roberts FTIA (Harwood Andrews), Vice President David Williams FTIA and Gary Christie FTIA (Deloitte) represented the Taxation Institute at a special meeting of the Committee, chaired by Acting Second Commissioner Kevin Fitzpatrick, on Friday 11 September 2009. Committee members had previously raised concerns about the ruling system and the special meeting provided a welcome opportunity to discuss how the ATO and external representatives could work together to improve the system for the ATO to provide better guidance including discussing the value of discussion papers being circulated prior to a draft ruling. The meeting welcomed suggestions made by the Taxation Institution in its submission of 31 August 2009 - "Reinvigorating the public ruling system for income tax".