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The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is the principle revenue collection agency of the Australian government.
Our role and responsibilities
Our role is to effectively manage and shape the tax and superannuation systems that support and fund services for Australians, including:
We operate under the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, within the Treasury portfolio, and are accountable under the Public Service Act 1999.
We aim to be a leading tax and superannuation administration, known for our contemporary service, expertise and integrity.
We are committed to advancing our strategic direction. Our mission is to contribute to the economic and social wellbeing of Australians by fostering willing participation in our tax and superannuation systems.
We aim to achieve taxpayer confidence of the Australian tax and superannuation systems by helping people understand their rights and obligations, improving ease of compliance and access to benefits, and managing non-compliance with the law.
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