Miscellaneous 2008

Healthy eco-systems: The ATO and the practitioner - developing a working model

Source: QLD

Published Date: 16 May 2008

During the last decade the ATO hierarchy has promoted a policy of moving the relationship with the profession from the traditional adversarial model to a co-operative partnership model. A number of other countries are watching this Australian initiative with interest as they embark on or consider a similar course. However whilst there may be much to commend a co-operative relationship the model is not without its difficulties. Issues as to the integrity and transparency of tax administration, conflicts of interest and even the authority and capacity to implement the model arise.

In the last two years Justin Dabner has been engaged in a project examining the issues surrounding the ATO's attempt to implement the partnership model. Interviews have been conducted with both Australian and New Zealand practitioners and representatives of the ATO and IRD (NZ). This presentation reports on the issues that have been encountered by both tax practitioners and tax administrators and the likely future direction.

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  • Published By: Justin Dabner CTA
  • Published On:16 May 2008
  • Took place at:Hilton, Cairns

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