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Media Release 829/05/2002

Consultations on Inspector-General of Taxation

The Chairman of the Board of Taxation, Mr Dick Warburton, today welcomed an invitation by the Minister for Revenue and Assistant Treasurer, Senator the Hon. Helen Coonan, for the Board to gather and present to her the views of business and the broader community on the Government’s proposal to establish an Inspector General of Taxation.

The Government will establish the Inspector General of Taxation to strengthen the advice it receives about tax administration and process. The Inspector-General will be an independent adviser to government with a focus on improving the operation of the tax administration system.

Senator Coonan has also asked the Board to make recommendations on the Consultation Paper.

Comments on the Consultation Paper may be sent to:

Email: inspectorgeneral@taxboard.gov.au

Fax: (02) 6263 4471

Post:

The Inspector-General Project
Board of Taxation
c/- the Treasury
Langton Crescent
PARKES ACT 2600

The Board should receive your comments by 25 June 2002.

Copies of all submissions will be made available to the public through the Board’s web site at www.taxboard.gov.au, unless the submission is confidential. The Board also proposes to consult directly with key business and community interests on the Consultation Paper.

A copy of the Government’s discussion paper and the Board’s Consultation www.taxboard.gov.au.