Report to the Minister for Revenue and Assistant Treasurer
18 May 2005
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17 May 2005
The Hon Mal Brough MP
Minister for Revenue and Assistant Treasurer
CANBERRA ACT 2600
I am pleased to present to you my report of the Review into the Tax Office's Administration of Penalties and Interest Arising from Active Compliance Activities. The report has been prepared under section 10 of the Inspector-General of Taxation Act 2003 ('the Act').
In accordance with the requirements of section 25 of the Act, I have provided the Commissioner of Taxation with the opportunity to respond to the report's findings and recommendations. His reply and associated comments on individual recommendations have been incorporated into the report. It will be noted that the Commissioner has agreed with all of my recommendations.
I offer my thanks for the co-operative approach of the Tax Office staff and the support and contribution of many professional bodies, business groups, individuals and government bodies. The willingness of many to provide their time in preparing submissions and discussing issues with me and my staff is greatly appreciated.
David R Vos AM
Inspector-General of Taxation
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