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Media Release 3516/02/2011

Post-Implementation Review of the Tax Design Review Panel Recommendations

The Chairman of the Board of Taxation, Mr Dick Warburton AO, today announced the release of a discussion paper on the Board’s post-implementation review of recommendations made by the Tax Design Review Panel.

This review arises from the Government’s acceptance in principle of the 26 recommendations made in the Tax Design Review Panel’s report Better Tax Design and Implementation . The report was released by the then Assistant Treasurer on 22 August 2008.

Recommendation 26 of the Tax Design Review Panel’s report, noted that:

The Government should ask the Board of Taxation to review the tax design process after two years and report to Government on the extent to which there are demonstrated improvements.

This discussion paper has been developed to facilitate public consultation on the Board’s review.

The Board welcomes submissions on issues raised in the discussion paper and any other matters relevant to the scope of review. The closing date for submissions is Monday 28 March 2011. Submissions may be sent to:

Email: taxboard@treasury.gov.au

Facsimile: (02) 6263 4471

Post:
Post-implementation review of the Tax Design Review Panel recommendations
The Board of Taxation
c/- The Treasury
Langton Crescent
PARKES ACT 2600

Copies of the Board’s discussion paper are available from www.taxboard.gov.au. Printed versions of the paper are available by email request sent to taxboard@treasury.gov.au.

To assist in the Review process, the Board is planning to conduct consultation meetings in Melbourne and Sydney in March 2011. To register your interest in attending a consultation meeting, please contact the Board of Taxation Secretariat on (02) 6263 4364 or email taxboard@treasury.gov.au.

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

Contact:

Sean Lee
Board of Taxation Secretariat
Telephone (02) 6263 3246
e-mail: taxboard@treasury.gov.au