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.
13 Feb 2020
The Tax Institute welcomes the opportunity to make a submission to the Inspector-General of Taxation and Taxation Ombudsman (IGT) in relation to the Death and Taxes – Investigation into ATO systems and processes for dealing with Deceased Estates review (Review).
Our submission below addresses a number of issues including:
- The public guidance issued by the ATO to assist executors and administrators;
- ATO systems, including the ATO Portals, for dealing with deceased estates; and
- Legislative impediments to the effective administration of deceased estates.
19 Dec 2019
In light of the release of draft Draft Taxation Ruling TR 2019/D5 Fringe Benefits Tax: car parking benefits and Draft FBT Guide for Employers Chapter 16 – Car parking fringe benefits recently issued for public consultation by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO), The Tax Institute is resubmitting its submission made to Treasury on 20 July 2018 recommending legislative changes required to be made to ‘car parking fringe benefits’ legislation in the Fringe Benefits Tax Assessment Act 1986 (Cth).
19 Dec 2019
The Tax Institute considers that amendments to the fringe benefits tax (FBT) law are required with respect to when a ‘car parking fringe benefit’ arises. However, until such time as the law is amended, we make comments below in relation to the Draft Ruling and Draft Guide to ensure this guidance works as effectively as possible given the current legislation.