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COMMISSIONER OF TAXATION

Mr Ali Noroozi
Inspector-General of Taxation
GPO Box 551
SYDNEY NSW 2001

Review into aspects of the ATO's use of compliance risk assessment tools

Thank you for the opportunity to comment on your final draft of your report on the review into aspects of the ATO's use of compliance risk assessment tools. I would like to acknowledge the efforts of all involved in undertaking this review.

I welcome your observation that broadly the ATO has good risk management practices and that we have continued to deliver improvements, including those identified by scrutineer reviews of the ATO's administration.

Your draft report's constructive feedback and specific recommendations- will assist us to continue the improvement of our compliance approaches.

I am pleased to note that we are agreeing with all of the recommendations made in your report, and we have already commenced implementation of a number of these.

Our detailed response to your recommendations is attached at Annexure 1.

If you require further information on our response, please contact Stuart Hamilton, Assistant Deputy Commissioner.

Yours sincerely

SIGNED

Bruce Quigley
Acting Commissioner of Taxation

14 October 2013