16 Apr 10 Preamble - Friday, 16 April 2010Further to the Taxation Institute's letter to the Treasurer with regard to the ATO Change program, our continuing advocacy on behalf of members is generating wider public debate. Independent Senator Nick Xenophon is publicly calling the situation a 'debacle' that 'taxpayers are paying for'. Shadow Assistant Treasurer Sussan Ley MP has described matters as 'simply not good enough' and has called for the problems to be resolved. The Assistant Treasurer, Senator Nick Sherry, has personally raised the issues with the Tax Commissioner and is closely monitoring the situation. The Taxation Institute is joining with the other professional bodies of the National Tax Liaison Group, to call on the ATO for an urgent update on the status of the Change Program and addressing members' concerns.
Robert Jeremenko FTIA