27 Sep 13 Preamble 27 September 2013
The Tax Institute has been actively engaging with the new Federal Government and the key portfolio Departments.
We have met privately with the Tax Commissioner, Chris Jordan AO, to discuss a range of key matters of interest to members, including the ATO consultative model and the Commissioner’s engagement plan with the new Government.
We have also has discussions with senior Treasury officials about the outstanding tax legislative agenda and key reform priorities. This included a training session for Treasury run by Tax Institute President, Steve Westaway CTA, on small business structuring.
Finally, we have been liaising with the offices of Treasurer Hockey and Assistant Treasurer Sinodinos, to ensure that they are fully briefed on the key tax issues being faced by the profession as well as on the key areas of reform needed to continually improve our tax system.
Should you wish to discuss any of the above, I may be contacted at Tax Policy.
Robert Jeremenko CTA