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  • International visitors program

    Our international visitors program provides overseas tax administrations with:

    • a clear and concise overview of our administration, programs and policies
    • opportunities to share best practices.

    The program:

    • is aimed at delegations from national revenue authorities, not private individuals, business groups, or state or local revenue authorities
    • is not designed as a training or technical assistance exercise but is intended to be an opportunity to exchange knowledge, information and best practice.

    Applying to visit us

    The following list outlines important points to remember when you apply to visit us.

    • Your application must be submitted by an official representative of your tax administration and not a private company or individual acting on behalf of your administration.
    • You need to submit your application at least 45 days before the date you intend to visit, unless any of the following applies  
      • your visit is an addition to an existing itinerary involving visits to other government departments and will be less than one day in duration
      • your tax administration has a shared interest with us, or there are strategic or compliance objectives that could be addressed during the visit
      • your preferred dates for visiting will be subject to availability of our officers to meet with you and our available resources to coordinate the visit.
    • Our program is designed to cater for visits of up to three days.
    • We can host visits from February to November only as our speakers are not available during December and January.
    • To get the most out of your visit, we recommend you limit your delegation to no more than 10 people and preferably no more than five if your delegation will use an interpreter. Your delegation will need to provide the interpreter if one is required.
    • If you apply to visit from a state or local revenue authority equivalent, you will need to apply to your counterpart authority in Australia as we do not administer the collection of state or local taxes.
    • We do not fund visits by overseas tax administrations to our offices; therefore, each administration is responsible for their own costs in relation to flights, accommodation, allowances, transfers etc. We will provide the presenters, venue, and light refreshments on the day.
    • Unfortunately, we may not be able to accommodate all visit requests due to resourcing constraints or other business priorities.

    In most cases you will need to complete an International Visitors Program Application form which can be requested by emailing the International Relations team. This form provides us with specific information about the purpose of your visit and the topics or issues you would like us to address to help us with your request.

      Last modified: 06 Apr 2017QC 17262