05 May 066
ANAO review of ATO's relationship with tax practitioners
Representatives from the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) met with the Taxation Institute on Tuesday 2 May 2006 as part of ANAO’s follow up audit of the ATO’s progress in implementing the recommendations of Audit Report No. 19 2002 -2003 (The Australian Taxation Office’s Management of its relationship with Tax Practitioners - see 2002 TAXVINE No 49(11)(6 December 2002)). The Taxation Institute took this opportunity to raise a number of issues concerning the current state of play in the ATO's management of this relationship, with particular regard to the regulation of the profession, as well as ATO audit activities and education, communication and technology support for tax practitioners. At this stage, the ANAO expects to report on this update audit in December 2006/January 2007.