In a media release issued on 5 May 2010, the Inspector-General of Taxation (IGOT), Ali Noroozi, announced the release of Submission Guidelines for his review of the ATO’s change program, first announced by the Assistant Treasurer, Senator Nick Sherry, on 16 April 2010 and confirmed in media release No 2010/065, issued on 19 April 2010.
The review will include an examination of:
- the impacts of the Change Program on taxpayers, taxpayer representatives
and other external clients of the Australian Taxation Office;
- the impacts of the Change Program within the Australian Taxation Office;
- the resources used to implement the Change Program and whether these
resources have been efficiently applied; and
- any other related matters.
“I have been directed by the Assistant Treasurer to review the ATO’s change program. I will be taking a staged approach to the review, focusing initially on the impact on taxpayers and tax practitioners as a result of the recent ‘income tax release’,” the IGOT said.
The closing date for submissions is 7 June 2010.