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Media Release 4023/12/2011

Consultation on the establishment of the Tax Studies Institute

The Chairman of the Board of Taxation, Mr Chris Jordan AO, today announced that the Board is inviting written submissions to assist it in developing its advice to the Treasury on the establishment of a Tax Studies Institute (TSI).

The Deputy Prime Minister and the Treasurer, the Hon Wayne Swan MP, announced on 5 October 2011 that the Government will provide seed funding of $1 million per year (for three years) to establish a TSI. The Treasury has asked the Board to provide advice on desirable ways forward in relation to the design and establishment of the TSI.

Further information on the consultation is available on the Board of Taxation website www.taxboard.gov.au.

The closing date for submissions is Monday, 30 January 2012. Submissions may be sent to:

Consultation on the establishment of the Tax Studies Institute
The Board of Taxation
c/  The Treasury
Langton Crescent
CANBERRA  ACT  2600

Fax: 02 6263 4471
Email: taxboard@treasury.gov.au

Contact:

Linda Wang
Board of Taxation Secretariat
Telephone (02) 6263 4346
e-mail: taxboard@treasury.gov.au