02 Jul 10 Accountants' ConcessionAs discussed at the most recent ATO National Tax Liaison Group (NTLG) meeting, the Taxation Institute has concerns in relation to the process of applying the accountants' concession. Common areas of concern include:
- ATO audit staff interpreting and administering the accountants' concession on a consistent basis;
- Escalation procedures where parties disagree with the ATO audit staff decision/approach; and
- Practicalities of claiming the concession (ie the forms).
With this in mind, we ask Members to please provide examples of problems they have encountered when seeking to claim the accountants’ concession. The examples can be provided on a "no-name" basis. However, there would need to be sufficient details around the particular issue involved to allow the ATO to independently confirm that the issue is a systemic issue and then consider methods for rectifying the issue.
If you would like to provide any examples, please send them to Tax Policy: firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, 16 July 2010.