Deborah is Deputy Commissioner, Small Business at the ATO. Deborah also has responsibility for management of the Goods and Service Tax (GST) product for the ATO. As part of Deborah’s role, she has overall responsibility for the small business experience, as well as engaging with, educating, assisting and guiding taxpayers through contemporary products and tailored services. She and her team work in partnership with tax practitioners, business, industry bodies and other organisations to create an environment that supports small business through reducing complexity and increasing the
adoption of digital technology.
Deborah has national responsibility on behalf of the Commissioner of Taxation for the ATO’s administration of the GST and the relationship with the States and Territories in accordance with the obligations under the Intergovernmental Agreement between Commonwealth government and the State and Territory governments. Approximately 1400 staff across the ATO deal directly with GST including providing client advice, technical advice and delivering compliance programs across all client
Deborah was formerly Assistant Commissioner, Indirect Tax looking after interpretative assistance (rulings, advice and guidance) and GST financial services risk. Prior to joining the ATO, Deborah was a partner at an advisory firm where she
advised domestic and international clients across all industries on GST related matters.
- Current at
30 September 2019