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SECOND COMMISSIONER OF TAXATION

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

Dear Ali

Review into the ATO's compliance approach to individual taxpayers - use of data matching

Thank you for the opportunity to comment on your report on the review into the ATO's compliance approach to individual taxpayers - use of data matching.

I welcome your constructive feedback and note that a number of your recommendations are aimed at assisting us to continually improve the quality of the program.

Our response to your recommendations is attached at Annexure 1. We agree with all recommendations (one with a qualification) as presented in your report.

Finally, I would like to acknowledge the efforts of all involved in the undertaking of this review.

If you require further information on this matter please contact Steve Vesperman, Deputy Commissioner.

Yours sincerely

SIGNED

Bruce Quigley
Second Commissioner of Taxation

8 October 2013

[To minimise space, the appendix to the ATO's response has not been reproduced here, but has been inserted into the text of this report underneath each of the recommendations to which that text relates.]