On Monday 10 December 2012, Arthur Athanasiou CTA (Thomsons Lawyers) and Tax Counsel Stephanie Caredes CTA attended the inaugural meeting of the ATPF Director Penalty and PAYG Withholding Non-Compliance Working Group (Working Group).
The Working Group was formed for the purpose of considering administration issues in relation to the new director penalty notice measures and the PAYG withholding non-compliance tax measures. The Working Group is intended to run from now to July 2013. Below is a summary of the main issues raised:
- Members raised initial concerns for consideration by the Working Group in relation to the new director penalty notice measures;
- Members raised concerns for consideration by the Working Group in relation to the administration of the PAYG withholding non-compliance tax measures; and
- The ATO provided Members with detail surrounding information products available in relation to these measures including a fact sheet, information on the ATO website and two draft Law Administration Practice Statements PSLA 2011/18 and PSLA 2011/20. Members suggested additional guidance material should be issued by the ATO providing further explanation about these measures and suggested ways this information could be disseminated more broadly.
Members who seek further information in relation to any of the above should contact us at Tax Policy.