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Submissions

The Tax Institute is the most respected and influential contributor to the development of tax policy and administration in Australia. As part of this contribution, we prepare top level submissions on tax policy, administration and technical matters at both Federal and State levels. Non-confidential submissions prepared from 1996 onwards and covering legislation, ATO and Treasury consultative documents and papers, as well as rulings, determinations and a range of other ATO opinion and guideline documents, are available here.

  • Review of the Tax Practitioners Board - Discussion Paper

    12 Sep 2019

    The Tax Institute welcomes the opportunity to make a submission to Treasury in relation to the Review of the Tax Practitioners Board (Review) in response to the August Discussion Paper (Discussion Paper). This review is an extremely important review given the role of the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) to govern and regulate the tax profession.

  • TTI Superannuation Reforms Priority List – Proposed solutions – Residency of SMSFs

    30 Aug 2019

    We refer to the Superannuation Reforms Priority list we submitted to Treasury and the Australian Taxation Office on 21 June 2018 (refer Annexure A). We also refer to our meeting with Treasury and the Australian Taxation Office on 1 August 2018. During that meeting Treasury indicated that it would be interested in hearing suggested solutions in relation to the reform issues we raised in our Superannuation Reforms Priority list.

  • TTI Superannuation Reforms Priority List – Proposed solutions – Transfer of Foreign Super Benefits

    30 Aug 2019

    We refer to the Superannuation Reforms Priority list we submitted to Treasury and the Australian Taxation Office on 21 June 2018 (refer Annexure A). We also refer to our meeting with Treasury and the Australian Taxation Office on 1 August 2018. During that meeting Treasury indicated that it would be interested in hearing suggested solutions in relation to the reform issues we raised in our Superannuation Reforms Priority list.

  • Tax Treaty Between Australia and Israel to Treasury

    29 Aug 2019

    The Tax Institute welcomes the opportunity to make a submission to Treasury in relation to Treasury Laws Amendment (International Tax Agreements) Bill 2019 Exposure Draft (ED) and associated Explanatory Materials (EM).

  • Private Ancillary Fund Guidelines

    26 Aug 2019

    The Tax Institute welcomes the opportunity to make a submission to Treasury in relation to the Remake of Sunsetting Private Ancillary Fund Guidelines Exposure Draft (Draft Guidelines).

  • Proposal for exemption from WA Transfer Duty

    20 Aug 2019

    On behalf of The Tax Institute’s Western Australia Technical Committee, we are writing to request a meeting with you to discuss a proposal we would like to make to the Government of Western Australia, Department of Treasury.

  • State Taxation Acts Amendment Bill 2019

    06 Jun 2019

    The Tax Institute wishes to provide its views on the proposed new economic entitlement provisions contained in Division 3 of Part 2 of the State Taxation Acts Amendment Bill 2019 (the Bill). In this submission, The Tax Institute also raises its concerns about the provisions proposed to impose duty on the acquisition of fixtures contained in Division 2 of Part 2 of the Bill and the retrospective nature of the provisions contained in Part 5 of the Bill which remove the special provisions for calculating the value of land on which a heritage building is situated.

  • Letter to Assistant Treasurer Re Consultation: Improvements to Consultation on Tax Policy and Administration of the Tax System

    05 Jun 2019

    The National Tax Liaison Group (NTLG) is the Australian Taxation Office’s (ATO) longest standing consultative forum, focusing on strategic taxation matters of national interest. The primary objective of the NTLG is to provide a wide range of stakeholders with the opportunity to discuss the strategic direction of the tax system and to deliver opportunities for improvements to the administration of the tax system. The NTLG's membership is comprised of senior ATO and Treasury officers and representatives of the major tax, law, and accounting professional associations. Details of the activities of the NTLG, including its membership, can be found here.