• Freedom of information disclosure log

     

    The information shown in this disclosure log is information to which we gave access in response to a request under section 11A of the Freedom of Information Act 1982.

    In accordance with section 11C of the FOI Act this information does not include:

    • personal information about any person if publication of that information would be unreasonable
    • information about the business, commercial, financial or professional affairs of any person if publication of that information would be unreasonable
    • other information covered by a determination made by the Australian Information Commissioner if publication of that information would be unreasonable
    • any information if it is not reasonably practicable to publish the information because of the extent of modifications that would need to be made to delete the information listed in the above dot points.

    For the purpose of IPS paragraph 8(2)(g) of the FOI Act the ATO has examined its disclosure log and found that, as at 11 February 2014, four topics are represented more than once as follows.

    • ATO employment (6 times) see FOI cases 62124, 61378, 56731, 54174, 54133 and 53371
    • MRRT (5 times) see FOI cases 59991, 60093, 60070, 59991, 59400
    • Wickenby (4 times) see FOI cases 56016, 58570, 58790, 58786
    • Memoranda of understanding between the ATO and other agencies (2 times) see FOI cases 56107 and 55961

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    Disclosure log

    The documents listed below in the disclosure log are not published as a form of advice. They are being made available for your inspection to meet FOI requirements. They do not necessarily represent the ATO view.

    If you intend to apply any of this information to your own circumstances, you do so at your own risk. You may wish to seek independent advice before embarking on a transaction that is based on a record made available to you through this disclosure log.

    List of documents available for inspection at foi.iorder.com.au/External Link to meet FOI requirements

    FOI reference number

    Date of access

    FOI request

    Information published in the disclosure log

    Other Information

    1-D07WJF5

    23 November 2017

    Documents pertaining to ATO decision to release RTK FOI requested docs directly to the disclosure log

    Decision letter

    Three previous FOI requests have released the documents in scope, so the decision letter references the disclosure log details for those previous requests so the applicant can access the documents.

    1-CYRMEIS

    17 November 2017

    Documents explaining why employees with personal leave usage of 10 days or less in the last 12 months do not receive MAP@Work emails reminding them of health and wellbeing tips and giving notice how their usage compares to the ATO average.

    Decision Letter

    Access is refused as documents do not exist.

    1-CV9M5HL

    14 November 2017

    A copy of documents containing estimates (prior to the announcement of the program) of the amount of income expected to be disclosed and tax expected to be collected under Project Do It.

    Decision letter

    2 documents (2 pages)

    Documents released with redactions applied under section 22.

    1-CV9M5B5

    14 November 2017

    A copy of the record of the approval by the Commissioner of Taxation of the terms of Project Do It (announced in 2014).

    Decision letter

    1 document (6 pages)

    Document released in part with redactions applied under sections 42, 47C and 47F.

    1-CV8S3TW

    10 November 2017

    SES staffing changes - 27 July 2017?

    Circular

    1 page

    1-CV79XI4

    10 November 2017

    Management of the risks associated with personal social media usage

    Presentations

    15 pages

    1-CKLWIZ6

    8 November 2017

    Assessments by the Tax Avoidance Taskforce of the effectiveness of current tax laws to prevent corporate tax avoidance

    Assessments by the Tax Avoidance Taskforce of any techniques, methods, schemes or practices used by multinational businesses to avoid paying tax in Australia or to shift profit offshore since 1 January 2016.

    Assessments by the Tax Avoidance Taskforce of any ongoing areas of risk of tax avoidance and offshore profit shifting by multinational businesses since 1 January 2016.

    Information provided to the applicant, appropriately redacted

     

    1-CP1QREM

    1-CP1QRBR

    1-CP1QR9Q

    1-CP1QR6B

    1-CP1QR2W

    1-CP1H6UB

    1-CP1H6Q2

    1-CP11EQQ

    1-CP1H6N7

    1-CP1H6J8

    1-CP1H6FJ

    1-CP1H6C4

    1-CP1H69T

    1-CP1H66Y

    6 November 2017

    A group of 14 requests for personal taxpayer information, the scope of which also include a procedure document relating to the investigation, review, and decision making related to the decision to cancel the taxpayers’ ABNs.

    ABN entitlement review procedure document.

    Information irrelevant to the requests removed under section 22 of the FOI Act.

    1-CR1M71D

    6 November 2017

    Number of ABN holders in Australia for the calendar year 2015

    Number

    1 pages

    1-CV96CYI

    6 November 2017

    The News Hub Commish column for 5 June 2017

    Decision letter

    1 Document release in full

    The Commish Column is released in full.

    1-CNQ5HM2

    19 October 2017

    Report and correspondence from the Commissioner to the Treasurer on the taxation of working holiday makers and the registration of their employers

    Information provided to the applicant, appropriately redacted

     

    1-CMDWJEU

    13 October 2017

    Annual data about property purchases in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane (separately) between 01/01/2008-31/08/2017 in term of number of purchases and total value, broken down by types of property (e.g. house, unit, vacant land), further broken down by buyers’ residency status (Australian citizen + permanent residents/temporary residents + non-resident buyers), further broken down by investment status (owner occupied, investment property)

    Decision letter

    The request is refused under section 24A of the FOI Act as documents do not exist.

    1-B9W8N11

    10 October 2017

    Copies of any correspondence:

    -received or generated by the ATO

    -to/from the office of the Treasurer or the office of the Minister for Revenue and Financial Services

    -Between 1 Jan 16 and 1 Dec 16

    -regarding the inclusion of unpaid superannuation data, and/or the superannuation ‘tax gap’ data, in the ATO’s 2015-16 Annual Report

     

    2 documents (5 pages) released

    Material not relevant to the request has been deleted under s22

    1-CMGN5ZY

    6 October 2017

    All documents related to payments made by the ATO to the Australian Services Union in respect of travel expenses incurred by ASU officials not employed by the ATO at the time the expense was incurred, for the purpose of enterprise bargaining or related activities such as consulting with employees leading up to and during voting periods for the 2017 ATO Enterprise Agreement.

    Decision letter.

    The request is refused under section 24A of the FOI Act as documents do not exist.

    1-CHQ6XPG

    29 September 2017

    Documents showing, for ATO Executive and Deputy Commissioners:

    - Total cost of flights and/or travel in 2016/17

    - Number and airlines of airline memberships held

    - Whether the individual is a member of an ‘exclusive, invite only’ club such as the Qantas club

    Aggregate table of flight expenditure

     

    Decision letter and reasons for decision

    1 document was released in full.

    1-CHQPSE3

    29 September 2017

    The number of 1 winning videos produced for each year the Kulcha Fest has been held.

    Decision

    5 pages

    1-CGUW3ZJ

    28 September 2017

    “documents that show what sanctions were imposed (if any) under the Public Service Act for all employees who were directly involved with the Cranston affair.”

    Decision

    5 pages

    1-BWVBKPU

    8 September 2017

    Parts of the contract between ATO and Serco in relation to Business Process Outsourcing that specify the employment conditions of Serco personnel performing services under the contract.

    Information provided to the applicant with irrelevant material redacted.

    Information irrelevant to the request excluded.

    1-CA5VLE4

    8 September 2017

    ‘Documents related to any payments made by the ATO to the Australian Services Union or ASU officials that are in any way connected with visits to ATO sites by ASU officials, for the purpose of enterprise bargaining or related matters associated with the 2017 ATO Enterprise Agreement.’

    Decision letter and ‘schedule of travel costs’ (attachment ‘A’)

    51 documents within the scope of the request are exempt in full pursuant to section 47F of the FOI Act. A ‘schedule of travel costs’ is being provided instead at attachment ‘A’.

    1-C9KVHAD

    7 September 2017

     

    8 September2017

     

     

    Recent instances where an employee has sought information from a HR or other relevant team on their social media use in a private capacity.

    2 instances

     

     

    Decision and schedule

     

     

     

     

     

    1 page

     

     

    5 pages

    1-C9LCGNH

    7 September 2017

    Accurate figures for the number and amount of fines issued for late lodgement by persons who would normally be below the tax free threshold. I would like to have the figure for the last financial year. If this is not possible then the figure for any one of the last five years would be sufficient.

    Letter of refusal – nil release of documents

    RTK request

    1-C9KVHJC

    1 September 2017

    Documents that describe 'trolls'

    or 'troll-like behaviour', or identify and appropriately classify posts for post removal or blocking of social media users on official ATO social media channels.”

    Social media terms of use

     

    Decision

    1 page – see ato.gov.au for up to date version of document

    2 pages

    1-BZM4S1A

    28 August 2017

    Documents relating to changes to the DVS status of Medicare cards.

    Information provided to the applicant appropriately redacted.

    Documents provided to the applicant were redacted under sections 22, 47E and 47F of the FOI Act.

    1-C6ADJQQ

    25 August 2017

    Information and/or advice you have or have given internally or externally relating to the use of foi.iorder.com.au/External Link to deliver messages to FOI/administrative access requestors.

    Decision letter and document

    Information not relevant to the request excluded.

    1-BL3JRPU

    25 August 2017

    The applicant requested documents relating to the decision by the ATO to send to, and obtain from, the EA ballot provider particular voter characteristics in Enterprise Agreement Ballots

    Information provided to the applicant, appropriately redacted.

    Documents exceed 19MB

    1-BJZCB29

    25 August 2017

    Documents relating to the decision by the ATO to use particular voter characteristics in Enterprise Agreement Ballots since 1 January 2014

    Information provided to the applicant, appropriately redacted.

    Documents exceed 24MB

    1-BM0A5ST

    25 August 2017

    Documents relating to the decision by the ATO to use particular voter characteristics in Enterprise Agreement Ballots since 1 January 2014

    Information provided to the applicant, appropriately redacted.

    Documents exceed 24MB

    1-C9LCG31

    24 August 2017

    Documents that show what sanctions were imposed (if any) under the Public Service Act for all employees who were directly involved with the Cranston affair.

    Decision letter

     

    1-C8KHZ2W

    18 August 2017

    The document(s), produced between 1 July 2016 and 30 June 2017 that indicate the policy decision of the ATO not to send notices under the FOI Act – for some applicants – to the applicant's address. I appreciate that the policy might not be universal and that the ATO policy might discriminate against applicants of a particular race, applicants who have an address disliked by an ATO policy maker, applicants who live in a particular state, applicants who apparently have a disability, or applicants who might appear from their name to be of a particular religion or ethnicity.

     

    Documents that indicate the name and AGS number of every officer who, between 1 July 2016 and 30 June 2017, endorsed the policy decision described above, and of any officer who has, in accordance with the policy, send a notice under the FOI Act to the applicant at an address other than the address given by the applicant for the purposes of s 15(2)(c).

    Decision issued denying request under s 24A as document does not exist.

     

    1-BRFUBA9

    15 August 2017

    Documents relating to any investigations into the management or management practices of the Information Management Branch of the ATO Corporate area.

    Decision letter and document

    Information not relevant to the request excluded.

    1-C6CP352

    14 August 2017

    Final report of the 2016 APS Census provided to the ATO by the APSC

    The document

    16 pages

    1-CA5VL5P

    11 August 2017

     

    1 September 2017

    Recent comments that criticise one or more agencies other than the ATO or government

    Notice commencing consultation process period

    Letter confirming that the request is withdrawn

    2 pages

     

     

    1 page

    1-BL3V1FB

    4 August 2017

    A document showing the total cost of the installation of squat toilets at the ATO Box Hill office.

    Decision letter and document.

    1-page document identified within the scope of the request. The document is released in part, with redactions applied under section 22 of the FOI Act.

    1-BXPXF8U

    1 August 2017

    Access to the Corporate Tax Transparency database which stores the data displayed on data.gov.au/dataset/corporate-transparencyExternal Link for all applicable data post 2014–15 Report of Entity Tax Information.

     

    Please supply the data in an appropriate machine readable format, for example, SQL or CSV.

     

    The data should include all tables and columns which make up the database.

    Decision Letter

     

    1-BT28MOY

    1 August 2017

     

    17 August 2017

    There are 5 parts to the applicant’s request. The request can be summarised as seeking any documents regarding the ‘Right to Know’ website from 28 September 2016 until present.

    A notice of an intention to refuse access to documents because a practical refusal reason exists.

    A formal notice that FOI request is deemed to have been withdrawn pursuant to subsections 24AB(6) and 24AB(7) of the FOI Act.

    Notice issued under s24AB(2) of the Freedom of Information Act 1982. Practical refusal reason specified in s24AA(1)(a) of the Freedom of Information Act 1982.

    Notice issued under s24AB(7) of the FOI Act.

    1-BVK36V0

    28 July 2017

    The number of complaints received by the ATO during tax time (July 1 – October 31) in 2013–14, 2014–15 and 2015–16, broken down by type of complaint.

    1 document identified within the scope of the request, released in full.

     

    1-BLW9RYI

    28 July 2017

    All correspondence between the ATO and administrators of the Right to Know website or the OpenAustralia foundation pertaining to the OAIC's investigation and subsequent decision regarding the ATO's refusal to process FOI requests received via the Right to Know website.

    4 pages provided

    Exempt information and information not relevant to the request excluded.

    1-BLW9S8D

    28 July 2017

    All documents containing policy, advice or discussion pertaining to the ATO's decision not to process Freedom of Information requests received via the Right to Know website.

    18 pages provided

    Documents edited to delete exempt information

    1-BS08ZFW

    25 July 2017

    Request for details of GST paid by a third party.

    Refusal decision issued

     

    1-BL3JRX5

    24 July 2017

    Documents which describe the data provided to the external organisation(s) responsible for conducting the ballot(s) for all Enterprise Agreements put to staff for a vote.

    Decision issued and documents provided

    11 pages of documents

    1-BT199DP

    24 July 2017

    List of open source software products used by the ATO between 1 July 2011 and 30 June 2016. Also, details of any obligatory payments made in respect of the software (e.g. to satisfy licensing conditions) and details of any non-obligatory payments (e.g. donations in support of the software) made in respect of the software during that period.

    Decision issued and a list of products provided.

    One 2 page list of products released

    1-BT28MWF

    18 July 2017

    All emails, to or from the Commissioner of Taxation from 1/4/2017 of a personal i.e. non-work related nature

    Letter (decision) to Applicant

     

    1-BJ2ACP8

    14 July 2017

    Internal protocol for time allowed for audit

    MEI - End to End process for IT Audit Specific.

    1 document provided with minimal redactions under section 37(2)(b)

    1-BRM4P3L

    14 July 2017

    ‘Documents or a summary of information outlining the cost to the ATO of legal action against the so-called Principality of Hutt River in WA’

    Information provided to the applicant in full

    1 page of document was released in full.

    1-BT2NVLZ

    14 July 2017

    A document showing how many ATO employees chose to opt out of providing home address details to the ballot provider currently undertaking the enterprise bargaining ballot.

    Decision letter and document.

    1 document (totalling 16 pages) identified within the scope of the request. The document is released in part, with redactions applied under section 47F of the FOI Act.

    1-BS0VWQO

    14 July 2017

    All documents created on or after 5 June 2017 which show who deleted the Yammer group called ‘Enterprise Agreement’.

    Decision Letter.

    No documents were found.

    1-BL3V1CR

    10 July 2017

    Any documents and correspondence to and from the Office of The Information Commissioner pertaining to the website ‘righttoknow.org.au’

    Decision Letter

     

    1-BM7JOQG

    10 July 2017

    Records which document advice received or discussion carried out in formulation of the policy decision to refuse righto know.org.au FOI requests

    Decision Letter and documents released.

    8 documents (17 pages) released. Some material redacted under s47.

    1-BKRF1XN

    10 July 2017

    It appears the ATO has recently made a decision to ignore further requests made through Right To Know. This request is for all documents related to that decision.

    Decision Letter and documents released.

    8 documents (17 pages) released. Some material redacted under s47.

    1-BT1TTQT

    10 July 2017

    EA Discussions

    Letter(decision) to Applicant

     

    1-BORD335

    10 July 2017

    All instruments of delegation issued under s8 of the Tax Administration Act for the purposes of delegation of power to ATO Deputy Commissioner, PGH. All amending or revoking instruments issued by the commissioner in relation to the delegation of power to ATO Deputy Commissioner, PGH

    2 Instruments

     

    1-BRG5YBP

    7 July 2017

    Information about ATO car leasing arrangements and staff numbers.

    Questions answered

    No documents were found. One document was created to answer the questions asked.

    1-BJZ4GDF

    5 July 2017

    The precise monies paid to each of the ATO’s SES officers in the following financial years – FY2013–14, FY2014–15 and FY2015–16.

    Decision in relation to request

     

    1-BLE7H8T

    30 June 2017

    The number of complaints received by the ATO during tax time (July 1 – October 31) in 2016, broken down by type of complaint.

    1 document identified within the scope of the request, released in full.

    Q1 2016–17 complaints figures will be incorporated into a table in the ATO Annual Report for the full year.

    1-BBKC9F6

    28 June 2017

    Most recent version of MOU on Participation in the Standard Business Reporting Program between the ATO and various agencies

    Two documents, comprising 72 pages in total.

     

    Direct telephone numbers were redacted under section 22 of the FOI Act, as the applicant indicated they were irrelevant

    Both MOUs were reviewed in 2013. Neither identified any changes necessary, and these versions remain current.

    1-BT1TTQT

    28 June 2017

    EA Discussions

    Request consultation process commencement letter

     

    1-BJZMY1T

    20 June 2017

    1. Any documentation which describes policy or practice in switching off IVR for statistical manipulation purposes.

     

    2. Logs which show the dates and times of all downtime for the IVR system during normal operational hours, in addition to explanatory documentation for each occasion of downtime, over the last 2 years.

    Decision in relation to request.

     

    1-BL44409

    21 June 2017

    Applicant requested all documents created in relation to the ICT incident that occurred 13 December 2016 including draft incident reports, ICT communications, copies of the Incident in the departments ICT incident management system, communications with the minister and media, and communications internally or with vendors.

    The applicant has been issued a notice of an intention to refuse access to documents because a practical refusal reason exists. The practical refusal reason is that the work involved in processing the request would substantially and unreasonably divert the resources of the ATO from its other operations.

    Notice issued under s24AB(2) of the Freedom of Information Act 1982.

     

    Practical refusal reason specified in s24AA(1)(a)(i) of the Freedom of Information Act 1982.

    1-BJZCAS7

    21 June 2017

    Applicant requested all documents in regard to the ATO IT outage which occurred in the week ending 3 February 2017, including all documents put to the ATO Executive and all documents in which the ATO Executive or other SES officers gave direction or approval to act in response to the outages.

    The applicant has been issued a notice of an intention to refuse access to documents because a practical refusal reason exists. The practical refusal reason is that the work involved in processing the request would substantially and unreasonably divert the resources of the ATO from its other operations.

    Notice issued under s24AB(2) of the Freedom of Information Act 1982.

     

    Practical refusal reason specified in s24AA(1)(a)(i) of the Freedom of Information Act 1982.

    1-BKQDJDW

    7 July 2017

     

    20 June 2017

    The applicant requested documents which address, or mention, the impact of prolonged bargaining on employee morale

    Notice pursuant to section 24AB of the FOI Act

     

    1-BD88844

    16 June 2017

    ‘Monthly update on FIRB residential compliance activity as at 31 March 2017.’

    Information provided to the applicant, appropriately redacted

    1 page of document provided to the applicant was redacted under sections 37(2)(b), 47C and 47E.

    1-BLE6FKS

    16 June 2017

    Access to the first created briefing document, email or set of minutes that identifies the reason or reasons for the delay in releasing the 2014–15 sample file.

    Decision and document for release. The released document is an email explaining the reason for the delay in releasing the 2014–15 sample file.

    1 document provided to the applicant, comprising 1 page.

    1-BJZ4GOB

    16 June 2017

    Documents covering the actions the ATO shall take during periods of great societal upheaval and disorder including any invasion, war or insurrection where the sovereignty of the government is at risk and/or where the information the ATO holds on citizens might be used. Details on what kinds of attacks against the state have been considered and what measures will be taken to ensure the data the ATO holds will not be used against the people or the government in such attacks.

    Decision in relation to request.

     

    1-B7EENCW

    26 May 2017

    Statistics relating to small businesses and penalties for late lodgement for the 2014–15 financial year.

    Statistics information collated into a one page document and provided in full.

    1 document

    1-BAFMY9D

    12 May 2017

    The applicant requested a copy of the Yammer “ATO Digital Transition” post made by an ATO officer on 17 April 2017 and containing the text: “A great article about Dubai’s digital agenda… their strategy is all about making life easier, which will make their citizens happy :-)”

    Copy of the Yammer post provided to the applicant in full.

    The Yammer post contains a hyperlink to an article that is publicly available online. For completeness, a copy of that article was included with the Yammer post for release.

    1-BBG6Y6O

    12 May 2017

    Applicant requested NewsHub article April 24 2017 “Aussie student loans called in from overseas”.

    Article titled “Aussie student loans called in from overseas”

    Further information regarding changes to HELP loan repayments from overseas available at ato.gov.au/Individuals/Study-and-training-support-loans/Overseas-repayments/

    1-B6ZF4E6

    03 May 2017

    Documents relating to interest, costs and/or earnings on the Special Account referred to in the Small Superannuation Accounts Act 1995.

    1 Document (an excel spreadsheet) has been provided, 20 pages in total.

    Information outside the scope of the request has been redacted.

    1-AZLJYHC

    28 April 2017

    Documents which contain minutes taken at the meeting itself, and any draft versions as they existed as at the date he lodged his FOI request.

    The endorsed minutes, appropriately redacted. (Please note that the endorsed minutes fall outside the scope of the applicant’s request.)

    The draft minutes which fall under the scope of the request were exempt in full.

     

    We are disclosing the endorsed minutes administratively, not under the FOI Act.

    1-AHLEBSB

    14 March 2017

    This request is number 1 of 15 related requests.

     

    The applicant sought access to ATO communications with Kelly O’Dwyer MP or her office; regarding:

    • the Bell Group Companies (Finalisation of Matters and Distribution of Proceeds) Bill 2015 (WA) (‘the Bill’), or
    • the Bell Group Companies (Finalisation of Matters and Distribution of Proceeds) Act 2015 (WA) (‘the Act’), or
    • proposals for the Bill or the Act, or
    • Bell Group N.V. (in liquidation) ARBN 073 576 502 & Anor v. State of Western Australia (2016) HCA 21.

     

    22 documents (totalling 55 pages) were identified within the scope of the request and were provided to the applicant with appropriate redactions.

    Information within the documents is redacted (in part) pursuant to the following provisions of the FOI Act:

    • Paragraph 37(2)(b);
    • Section 42;
    • Section 47B; and
    • Section 47E.

     

    1-AHLPO0P

    14 March 2017

    This request is number 3 of 15 related requests.

     

    The applicant sought access to ATO communications with Senator George Brandis or his office; regarding:

    • the Bell Group Companies (Finalisation of Matters and Distribution of Proceeds) Bill 2015 (WA) (‘the Bill’), or
    • the Bell Group Companies (Finalisation of Matters and Distribution of Proceeds) Act 2015 (WA) (‘the Act’), or
    • proposals for the Bill or the Act, or
    • Bell Group N.V. (in liquidation) ARBN 073 576 502 & Anor v. State of Western Australia (2016) HCA 21.

     

    1 document (totalling 5 pages) was identified within the scope of the request and was provided to the applicant with appropriate redactions.

    Information within the document is redacted (in part) pursuant to the following provisions of the FOI Act:

    • Paragraph 37(2)(b); and
    • Section 42.

     

    1-AHLPNZ1

    14 March 2017

    This request is number 5 of 15 related requests.

     

    The applicant sought access to ATO communications with Senator Mathias Cormann or his office; regarding:

    • the Bell Group Companies (Finalisation of Matters and Distribution of Proceeds) Bill 2015 (WA) (‘the Bill’), or
    • the Bell Group Companies (Finalisation of Matters and Distribution of Proceeds) Act 2015 (WA) (‘the Act’), or
    • proposals for the Bill or the Act, or
    • Bell Group N.V. (in liquidation) ARBN 073 576 502 & Anor v. State of Western Australia (2016) HCA 21.

     

    3 documents (totalling 4 pages) were identified within the scope of the request and were provided to the applicant with appropriate redactions.

    Information within the documents is redacted (in part) pursuant to section 47E of the FOI Act.

    1-AHLPNY7

    14 March 2017

    This request is number 6 of 15 related requests.

    The applicant sought access to ATO communications with Scott Morrison MP or his office; regarding:

    • the Bell Group Companies (Finalisation of Matters and Distribution of Proceeds) Bill 2015 (WA) (‘the Bill’), or
    • the Bell Group Companies (Finalisation of Matters and Distribution of Proceeds) Act 2015 (WA) (‘the Act’), or
    • proposals for the Bill or the Act, or
    • Bell Group N.V. (in liquidation) ARBN 073 576 502 & Anor v. State of Western Australia (2016) HCA 21.

     

    9 documents (totalling 20 pages) were identified within the scope of the request and were provided to the applicant with appropriate redactions.

    Information within the documents is redacted (in part) pursuant to the following provisions of the FOI Act:

    • Paragraph 37(2)(b);
    • Section 42; and
    • Section 47E.

     

    1-AHLPNX3

    14 March 2017

    This request is number 7 of 15 related requests.

     

    • The applicant sought access to ATO communications with Former Treasurer Joe Hockey or his office; regarding:
    • the Bell Group Companies (Finalisation of Matters and Distribution of Proceeds) Bill 2015 (WA) (‘the Bill’), or
    • the Bell Group Companies (Finalisation of Matters and Distribution of Proceeds) Act 2015 (WA) (‘the Act’), or
    • proposals for the Bill or the Act, or
    • Bell Group N.V. (in liquidation) ARBN 073 576 502 & Anor v. State of Western Australia (2016) HCA 21.

     

    5 documents (totalling 20 pages) were identified within the scope of the request and were provided to the applicant with appropriate redactions.

    Information within the documents is redacted (in part) pursuant to the following provisions of the FOI Act:

    • Paragraph 37(2)(b);
    • Section 42;
    • Section 47B; and
    • Section 47E.

     

    1-AHLPNW9

    29 March 2017

    This request is number 8 of 15 related requests.

     

    The applicant sought access to ATO communications with the Australian Government Solicitor (AGS) regarding intervention by the Commonwealth or its agencies in the Bell Group litigation in the High Court of Australia.

    60 documents (totalling 208 pages) were identified within the scope of the request and were provided to the applicant with appropriate redactions.

    Information within the documents is redacted (in part) pursuant to the following provisions of the FOI Act:

    • Section 42;
    • Section 47E; and
    • Section 47F.

     

    1-AHLPNVF

    29 March 2017

    This request is number 9 of 15 related requests.

     

    The applicant sought access to ATO communications with the Treasury regarding intervention by the Commonwealth or its agencies in the Bell Group litigation in the High Court of Australia.

    15 documents (totalling 35 pages) were identified within the scope of the request and were provided to the applicant with appropriate redactions.

    Information within the documents is redacted (in part) pursuant to the following provisions of the FOI Act:

    • Section 42;
    • Section 47E; and
    • Section 47F.

     

    1-AHLPNUL

    29 March 2017

    This request is number 10 of 15 related requests.

     

    The applicant sought access to ATO communications with the Attorney-General’s Department regarding intervention by the Commonwealth or its agencies in the Bell Group litigation in the High Court of Australia.

    16 documents (totalling 43 pages) were identified within the scope of the request and were provided to the applicant with appropriate redactions.

    Information within the documents is redacted (in part) pursuant to the following provisions of the FOI Act:

    • Section 42;
    • Section 47E; and
    • Section 47F.

     

    1-AHLPNPV

    13 April 2017

    This request is number 15 of 15 related requests.

     

    The applicant sought access to ATO communications with the State Solicitor’s Office of Western Australia regarding intervention by the Commonwealth or its agencies in the Bell Group litigation in the High Court of Australia.

    6 documents (totalling 17 pages) were identified within the scope of the request and were provided to the applicant with appropriate redactions.

    Information within the documents is redacted (in part) pursuant to the following provisions of the FOI Act:

    • Section 47B; and
    • Section 47E.

     

    1-AIQW957

    27 March 2017

    The applicant requested copies of email correspondence mentioning his name which was sent or received by a particular ATO officer

    The information is made up of:

    • fraud or evasion guidelines; and
    • findings of fraud or evasion: guidelines and mandated opinion requirements

    which were attached to an email and released to the applicant in full

    Two documents, 1MB

    1-AL48X45

    10 March 2017

    The applicant requested documents sent to the ATO from ORIMA Research which detail, for the most recent Enterprise Agreement vote:

    • The voting outcome, and
    • Any aggregate statistics, or breakdowns of the votes by various characteristics of the eligible voters.

     

    1 document (totalling 28 pages) was identified within the scope of the request and was provided to the applicant with appropriate redactions.

    Information within the document is redacted (in part) pursuant to paragraph 47(1)(a).

    1-ARZNDY3

    06 March 2017

    Applicant requested documents related to seminars provided to ATO staff that were subject of a 2013 Crikey article.

    Emails and position paper provided to Applicant. Mobile phone numbers redacted.

    Position paper is also available online via Google search of name.

    1-AL3MPAV

    03 March 2017

    Documents relating to Superannuation Guarantee (SG) compliance issues

    One document showing information about the decision not to publish the SG gap in the 2015–16 Annual report provided.

    3 pages released, edited to exclude irrelevant material under section 22 and deliberative processes under section 47C.

    1-AKTRXFZ

    24 February 2017

    Correspondence between the ATO and the Office of the Minister for Revenue regarding analysis of unpaid superannuation liabilities.

    Meeting notes and one email provided in redacted form.

    5 pages provided, edited to exempt irrelevant material under section 22 and deliberative processes under section 47C.

    1-AS088UY

    24 February 2017

    Statistics for last several years of Victorian employers tied to numbers of full time positions commenced. To be sourced from tax file number declaration forms, with reference to income level of $53,900 and specific postcode of employer

    Statistics in ranges of postcodes

     

    Data from source documents was edited to ranges of postcodes to avoid identification of any entities in less populous postcodes

    1-ANQDDTU

    17 February 2017

    The applicant requested documents relating to the system outage that affected the ATO in December 2016.

    Appropriately redacted internal emails relating to the server problems that resulted in the system outage.

    Documents provided to the applicant were redacted under sections 47E(d), 47F and 22.

     

    Access to other documents was deferred under section 21(1)(c) until an independent report is released.

    1-ANR3INP

    10 February 2017

    All material related to the proposal for ATO staff to work an additional 45 minutes each week, finishing at 5pm rather than 4.51pm each day, which was later abandoned as part of enterprise agreement negotiations.

    Information provided to the applicant, appropriately redacted.

    107 redacted pages, including some contextual information.

    1-9SMTFRG

    06 January 2017

    A request for SES emails, toolkits, fact sheets, etc. concerning messages to ATO staff regarding the proposed new EA.

    Release of an email along with its attachment, a SES toolkit.

    2 Documents, 10 Pages

    1-AA84MTY

    15 December 2016

    The applicant has requested documents relating to ATO policy, protocol and procedure relating to Proof of Identity, Changes to Accounts, signing and lodgement of BAS and signing and lodgement of Personal Taxation Returns for the years 2005 onwards

    17 ATO policy, procedure or guidelines regarding certain topics documents

    No redactions to the policy, procedure or guideline material

    1-A45QG2R

    09 December 2016

    Applicant requested all documents regarding investigations undertaken by the Commissioner as part of Operation Nosean, including the number and aggregate of assessments issued to parties in the gold bullion industry and the cost of the operation to the ATO.

    1 document identified within the scope of the request.

    S22 exemption applied as other information contained in the Senate Estimates brief is irrelevant to the request.

    1-782XZRK

    17 November 2016

    All submissions, advice or communication between the Australia Taxation Office or any officer of that Office and the Treasurer, the Finance Minister or the Department of Treasury and Finance in relation to dividend washing, the applicability of section 177EA of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997, TD 2014/10 or the bill which became the Tax & Superannuation Laws Amendment [2014 Measures No. 2] Act 2014.

    Information provided includes emails, summaries of consultation submissions, executive minutes and draft discussion papers.

    23 documents provided to the applicant, comprising 158 pages. 

    1-9XCJFCY

     

    4 November 2016

    Any documents requesting that the Attorney General to allow the ATO access to Metadata information for the past three years.

     

    Any briefings or internal documents in relation to the intended use to Metadata Information within the ATO.

     

    Any documents training departmental staff on procedures and guidelines when requesting metadata information.

    The numbers of requests that have been made by the ATO to telecommunications agency's on behalf of the ATO.

     

    Any customer information briefings or documents that are provided to customers in relation to questions regarding Metadata.

     

    Type of requests and the reason for the requests that have been made by the ATO to telecommunications agency's on behalf of the ATO.

     

    Any further documents that will provide further information in relation to the ATO accessing metadata information. 

    Information provided to the applicant, appropriately redacted

    Documents provided to the applicant were redacted under sections 47C and 47E.

     

    10 pages in total

    1-9P18OWO

    14 October 2016

    Applicant requested a copy of the Memorandum of Understanding between the ATO and AusIndusty with regard to the research and development tax incentive scheme.

    2 documents identified within the scope of the request. 1 was the MOU document and the other an extension letter.

    The document was released in full

    1-9KYGEIC

    07 October 2016

    Applicant requested documents that provide statistics about ‘whistle-blower’ information regarding employers.

    Statistics from ATO Tax Evasion Referral Centre provided.

    Statistics relate to allegations made, not allegations substantiated, as this is not tracked.

    1-9GLJH5Z

    28 September 2016

    Documents relating to the ATO’s to ban Freedom of Information requests via the Right to Know site

    Extracts of documents relating to the ATO’s decision to ban Freedom of Information requests via the Right to Know site.

    Documents have been redacted to information unders section 37 and 47E(d).

    1-9FJ42VC

    28 September 2016

    Documents relating to the ATO’s decision to withhold Freedom of Information requests originating from the website "Right to Know".

    Extracts of documents regarding the ATO's decision to withhold Freedom of Information requests originating from the website "Right to Know" (i.e. https://www.righttoknow.org.au/ and all subdomains and pages).

    Documents have been redacted to remove information under section 37 and 47E(d)

    1-9T0MXQK

    28 September 2016

    Access to all documents pertaining to identity theft and identity fraud across all lodgment and interaction channels

    Information provided includes the number of suspected cases of identity theft in the period between 1 July 2015 and 29 September 2016.

    1 document provided to the applicant, comprising 3 pages.

    1-9B8E8NS

    23 September 2016

    All documents related to the ATO’s recent decision to ‘ignore further requests made through Right To Know’

    Documents regarding the ATO’s decision not to process requests received via the Right to Know website.

    17 Pages of documents have been provided

    1-9MQD5BQ

    13 September 2016

    Applicant requested average annual income figures (both assessable and taxable) for self-employed tilers for each of the financial years 2001–2011

    Information retrieved from database.

    2 pages of documents have been provided

    1-8WLBGF8

    9 September 2016

    Request for a copy of the incoming government brief

    Edited version of the 59 page report provided

    Deletions made under s47C (pages 6 – 29 exempt) and s47E(d)

     

    1-950RF43

     

    9 September 2016

    Applicant requested all documents containing modelling/assessment of the expected taxation revenue to be collected and the cost of that collection to the ATO as a result of the issuance of the ATO’s guidance notes about GST and the ridesharing economy.

    4 documents identified within the scope of the request. 3 documents are emails between senior ATO staff regarding ridesharing, with one document containing questions/responses to ridesharing and GST for October 2015 Senate Estimates.

    Exempt material is senior staff mobile numbers under s47E(d) of the FOI Act and content irrelevant to the request under s22 FOI Act. Documents already provided to applicant through FOI have been deemed out of scope.

    1-9BWW259

    9 September 2016

    Multiple requests for information about the processing guidelines used for a private ruling.

    PS LA 2008/3 and PS LA 2008/5

     

    Extract from ORCLA (Online Resource Centre for Law Administration) guidelines

    This information has been provided outside of the FOI Act to assist multiple applicants

     

    Further information relating to this topic will be released on this site shortly.

    1-8UIDXJZ

    9 August 2016

    Access to the number of ABN holders in Australia not registered for GST.

    Information provided includes statistics on active ABN holders not registered for GST.

    1 document provided to the applicant, comprising 1 page.

     

    1-8PX0KAF

    8 August 2016

    The applicant requested documents created in the last 12 months which address patronage and nepotism in the ATO recruitment process.

    1 table, provided to the applicant

    Document created specifically in response to the application, no redactions applied.

    1-8PWAKVW

    29 July 2016

    Copies of actual minutes, detailing what advice & discussions took place, including any notes, documents or other records in relation to GST Advisory Group Meetings held in 2016.

    GST Advisory Group Meeting Agendas and Minutes for 2016, appropriately redacted.

    5 documents,

    13 pages,

    partially redacted under s 47C exemption

    1-8O5WXBC

    29 July 2016

    Average annual income figures (both assessable & taxable) for self-employed tilers for each of the financial years 2010 to 2016.

    Average income of sole traders with ANZSIC code 32430 for financial years ending 2010 to 2013.

    1 page PDF document

    1-8L2MH7A

    15 July 2016

    Applicant requested all documents created in the process of obtaining information to make decision to exempt material in an earlier FOI request. Earlier FOI request was for SES Communications regarding ATO EA negotiations.

    2 documents identified within the scope of the request. Both documents are emails between GC and SES. 1 email released in full. 1 email exempt in full.

    Document exempt in full claimed as privileged communication under s42 FOI Act.

    1-85DQTML

    17 June 2016

    A request for all SES emails on the topic of communicating messages to ATO staff regarding the new EA; along with any toolkits, fact sheets, etc.

    Documents were released to the applicant in part. A small portion of the content was exempt under sections 47E(c) and 47E(d).

    22 documents

    97 pages

    1-7S66GUD

    10 June 2016

    A) "The powerpoint document – ATO operational plan –Ilicit Tobacco”

    The most recent word document Reports on the gap analysis and/or gap brief for tobacco.

    B) Communication between any tobacco company and the ATO about the taxation of illegally imported and/or black market tobacco; Between 1 January 2015 – current.”

    Extracts of:

    • ATO operational plan – llicit Tobacco
    • 6 Chapters
    • Select Communication between any tobacco company and the ATO about the taxation of illegally imported and/or black market tobacco; Between 1 January 2015 – current.

     

    Documents released in part

    1-8305V8R

    3 June 2016

    The ATO's register of external scrutineer recommendations, including the length of time taken to implement each recommendation

    One table, provided to the applicant.

    Table released in full.

    1-830UEHG

    27 May 2016

    The applicant requested All-staff emails sent during 02/04/2016 – 03/05/2016

    The 20 emails include weekly NewsHub messages, EA communications, and information about the new Mobility Register. All emails released; one minor redaction under s 22 (pg. 12).

    20 documents

    42 pages

    1-7Y60J39

    13 May 2016

    Current social media policy of the department, which covers departmental use and/or private use by employees in an individual capacity.

     

    Any current guidance material which is available for employees to make informed decisions about their private social media use.

    ATO’s current social media policy

    1 × 61 page PDF document (6.1MB)

     

    Few redactions of irrelevant information.

    1-6STAIXS

    11 May 2016

    Documents concerning the costs, disadvantages, benefits and/or practicality and efficacy for the Australian economy and/or commonwealth revenue of Part 7 of the OECD Action Plan on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting relating to preventing the artificial avoidance of PE status, and the ATO’s role/position in helping deliver on this part of the plan, including through domestic laws and powers or multilateral laws in sync with other nations.

    Extracts of paper on OECD considerations and consideration of other developments and issues.

    Documents released in part

    5 pages

    1-7VQPS7C

    29 April 2016

    Please provide documents containing the procedures followed by ATO FOI staff in processing payments received in relation to FOI requests.

    FMPI Managing relevant money - collecting and receiving

    1 × 3 page PDF document (1.1MB)

     

    Small redaction of commercially sensitive measurements.

    1-7UQCLQ1

    29 April 2016

    Documents which summarise misconduct by ATO staff for the 2014–15 financial year. In particular, unauthorised access to taxpayer records and misuse of Commonwealth resources, and more broadly regarding the spectrum of offences committed, and what the resulting consequences were for staff generally, in addition to the types of offences, and the number of occurrences of each offence.

    Information provided to the applicant in full.

    The data is held electronically and was provided to the applicant in written form in accordance with s17 of the FOI Act. File size 8KB.

    1-7N10Z46

    19 April 2016

    Summary statistics and corresponding emails that the ATO provided to the IGT for the purpose of the IGT’s 2014 review of the ATO’s administration of penalties.

    Statistics and emails sent to the IGT were provided to the applicant. Irrelevant material and protected information have been removed.

    29 documents

    92 pages

    1-7REW0UI

    15 April 2016

    Documents containing IT security advice relied on in the earlier FOI decision regarding SQL queries.

    Information requested was provided to the applicant. Irrelevant material has been redacted.

    2 documents

    2 pages

    1-7SNVS5I

    15 April 2016

    The applicant requested documents containing IT security advice received in relation to the disclosure of data dictionaries.

    Information as provided to the applicant, appropriately redacted.

    8 pages, partially redacted. Exemption provisions used – s 22, and s 47E(d).

    1-7S66H10

    1 April 2016

    Access to the number of people under 18 with a tax file number, the tax collected in the last 2 financial years from people under 18 and research into under 18 cash payments.

    Information provided includes the number of people under 18 with a tax file number and statistics on the tax collected from people under 18 for the 2013–14 financial year.

    1 document provided to the applicant, comprising 1 page.

     

    No research exists in relation to under 18 cash payments.

    1-7T0BBOK

    24 March 2016

    Documents relating to the SES pay rise which show compliance with the Workplace Bargaining Policy 2015 and any productivity measures.

    An email and Office Minute with attachments released.

    5 documents (10 pages) released. Direct phone numbers and some specific employment details have been deleted.

    1-7NDCF3W

    04 March 2016

    Reports and analysis from Jan 2014 about the timeliness of the processing of personal income tax returns and payment of refunds.

    Extracts from monthly summary reports have been provided

    15 documents provided, 48 pages. Some material has been deleted as not relevant to the request.

    1-7K8RP5S

    15 January 2016

    Information about the group of successful applicants for the ATO’s 2016 Tuition Assistance Program and Vocational Education Program

    Aggregate data about the successful 2016 applicants’ APS levels, business lines, and the total amount awarded.

    One, single page document, released in full

    1-7KFYXLD

    15 January 2016

    Access to the total amount claimed and the number of claims made by Western Australian teachers at Item D5 of the income tax return for the 2014 financial year.

    Information provided includes a table that provides statistics on the total amount claimed and the number of claims made by Western Australia teachers at Item D5 of the income tax return for the 2014 financial year.

    1 document provided to the applicant, comprising 2 pages.

    1-7D4L5Z2

    9 November 2015

    Applicant sought information about the refurbishment project at the ATO in Newcastle (279 King Street) as per Austender Contract Notice/s

    CN2660372 and CN2660372-A

    Information provided to the applicant, appropriately redacted

    Documents provided to the applicant were redacted under section 47

     

    File size 2.8MB (13 pages in total)

    1-7AIIN7O

    30 October 2015

    All disclosures made to the ATO for foreign investors in residential real estate under the reduced penalty period scheme since 1 January 2014.

    All disclosures made through the Treasury online form were released with redactions

    125 documents released in part

    1-7D6KH2C

    23 October 2015

    Monthly totals of refunds paid on excise duties for all tobacco products between Dec 2012 and May 2103

    A spreadsheet containing the data has been released in full

    A one page spreadsheet has been provided

    1-713IQ47

    9 October 2015

    Correspondence between ATO and Uber regarding the ATO position on ride-sourcing and GST

    Letters and email correspondence

    16 documents released in full, 45 documents released in part, 137 pages

    1-761O75L

    2 October 2015

    Briefings, talking points and policy documents (draft or otherwise) related to proposed government measures to address multi-national profit shifting since January 2015.

     

    Correspondence written to the ATO or the Minister in 2015 from any corporation in response to the government's announcement to address multi-national profit shifting.

     

    Briefings or other documents that outline the evidence around fears of kidnapping leading to the government's decision to wind back tax disclosure laws for about 700 different companies (as described in the SMH article of April 10, 2015).

    2 Briefings and one set of notes on dot point 1 of the request.

    3 documents released in part

    5 pages

    1-76R91NV

    25 September 2015

    NSW and total HECS-HELP debt at 30 June 2015

     

    Top 10 HECS-HELP debts in NSW

     

    Total number of Australians who repaid HECS-HELP in 2013–14 FY and the total repayments

     

    Number of taxpayers, by NSW postcode, who repaid HECS-HELP debts in 2013–14 FY and amount repaid in that postcode

    NSW and total HECS-HELP debt at 30 June 2015

     

    Top 10 HECS-HELP debts in NSW

     

    Total number of Australians who repaid HECS-HELP in 2013–14 FY and the total repayments

     

    Number of taxpayers, by NSW postcode, who repaid HECS-HELP debts in 2013–14 FY and amount repaid in that postcode

    5 documents released in part

    54 pages

    1-778WMLS

    25 September 2015

    The applicant requested documents in relation to investigations undertaken as part of the ATO’s Motor Vehicle Registries data matching program.

    Statistics for the use of the Motor Vehicle registries data matching program in relation to Luxury Car Tax for 2013.

    1 document consisting of 2 pages. The document has been redacted as per section 22 of the FOI Act.

    1-712BLGH

    23 September 2015

    The applicant requested documents relating to various ATO policy, CPMS, CEI’s and guidelines

    ATO policy, guidelines, CEI’s and CMPS were provided in full.

    12 documents, 181 pages

    1-73TUNQG

    11 September 2015

    The applicant requested documents relating to the ATO’s guidance note about the sharing economy and any consultation the ATO undertook with industry bodies or representatives relating to this.

    Email correspondence

    3 documents released in part

    6 pages

    1-7538NRZ

    11 September 2015

    A set of documents providing time series snapshots of factsheets, rulings, web pages, bulletins, alerts and guidance notes issued by the ATO or the Commissioner of Taxation during the period 01/01/2010 – 31/07/2013 in relation to the treatment under taxation legislation (including GST legislation) of Small-scale Technology Certificates and Renewable Energy Certificates issued under the Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme in the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000 (Cth).

    Information provided to the applicant, being information previously provided to the public or information prepared to assist officers as guidance.

    The documents were released in full. No redactions were required.

    1-73IL0WH

    4 September 2015

    The applicant requested that the ATO provide further records and/or transcripts which would help clarify in more detail the matters discussed at the Large Business Liaison Group meeting held on 11 August 2014

    Information provided to the applicant, being copies of four documents distributed to participants at the relevant meeting

    The documents were released in full. No redactions were required.

    1-6RE8RWO

    4 August 2015

    Documents pertaining to a recruitment selection process conducted by the ATO in either 2010 or 2011

    Information provided to the applicant, appropriately redacted

    53 pages

    1-6IUDGFZ

    31 July 2015

    The applicant requested documents relating to: dividend washing, the applicability of Section 177EA of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997, Tax Determination 2014/10 or Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2014 Measures No. 2) 2014 Bill.

    Information provided to the applicant, appropriately redacted.

    13 documents

    22 pages

    1,857KB

    1-6PB7PJ6

    31 July 2015

    All correspondence between the ATO and taxi representatives relating to the sharing economy and the application of the GST to ridesharing or, ridesourcing and documents between the ATO and the taxi industry relating to the ATO’s guidance note about GST and ridesourcing.

     

    All documents between the ATO and the Ministers offices relating to the same.

    Email and mail correspondence, newspaper article.

    12 documents released in full, 44 documents released in part (173 pages)

    1-6QEX0T4

    17 July 2015

    Documents regarding the immediate $20,000 deductibility small business budget measure

    Email correspondence

    7 documents released in part (17 pages)

    1-6S8XEMA

    13 July 2015

    Specific documents in relation to the ATO’s Music Industry Royalty Payments Data Matching Program.

    Two documents found to be within the scope of the request

    2 documents (18 Pages)

     

    Documents have been redacted to sections 38 (section 355-25 of Schedule 1 TAA 1953) and 22 of the FOI Act.

    1-6TADKFY

    3 July 2015

    The applicant requested an annual report of negative gearing paid each year from 2000 and a breakdown of the salary brackets of those who received this tax concession.

    We do not have any documents that answer to the request, we did send out 1 page to the applicant with material related to rental losses.

    1 PDF page of figures extracted from Taxation Statistics reports.

    1-6ATCY0E

    1 May 2015

    Documents relating to the Commissioner’s office

    Mail correspondence, draft cost estimates, floor plans and other images.

    36 documents released in full, 48 documents released in part (130 pages).

    1-6HKT8VG

    27 April 2015

    Guidelines for bribery or ‘facilitation payments’

    Extract from our website (which includes a link to the OECD Bribery Awareness Handbook for Tax Examiners) and a briefing note from 2012.

    26 pages released in full

    1-6D1QZ1L

    31 March 2015

    The applicant requested access to documents relating to the appointment of the Commissioner of Taxation and the Deputy Commissioner of Taxation

    Information provided includes the letter of appointment and instrument of appointment for the Commissioner of Taxation and Deputy Commissioner of Taxation. Information also includes the task description for the Deputy Commissioner of Taxation

    6 documents provided to the applicant, comprising 11 pages

    1-6A5L20V

    10 March 2015

    Documents showing ATO procedures for:

    • Confirming the trustee of a fund, and
    • the cancellation of an ABN after notification has been received

     

    Extracts from ATO Proof of Identity and Proof of Record Ownership guidelines

    19 pages edited to delete internal checks and material not relevant to the request

    1-68OUS3R

    6 March 2015

    The applicant requested information in relation to the voluntary redundancy in the ATO in 2014

    Compliance Group EOI VR Assessment Report

    A 4-page report – partially redacted under sections 22 and 47E(c) of the FOI Act.

    1-6AKFZJP

    6 March 2015

    The applicant requested statistical information relating to Rebate on Private Health Insurance

    The ‘Private Health Insurance Rebate Interim Report 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014’ was provided in full to the applicant.

    A 15-page report

    1-6AZ92H1

    26 February 2015

    Request for personal documents and copies of policies and guidelines which establish the governance and procedures for the applicant’s audit.

    Small Business/Individual Taxpayers Case Context Document: Work-related expenses and gifts or donations.

    Information provided to the applicant, appropriately redacted.

    1-6C8WARC

    20 February 2015

    Income tax return lodgments for e-tax and mytax 2013 to 2015

    Table showing income tax returns lodgments for e-tax (2013 and 2014) and mytax (2014) as at 4/2/2015.

    One Page table. No details for 2015 available.

    1-67UBDV5

    13 February 2015

    Documents regarding the consultations engaged in by the government on the “targeted anti-avoidance measure to prevent abuse of Section 25-90 announced by Treasurer Joe Hockey and Assistant Treasurer Arthur Sinodinos on 6 November 2013”.

    An email concerning a telephone conference attended by an ATO officer

    Two pages with some information removed because it was considered irrelevant to the request

    1-68SAJB0

    30 January 2015

    The applicant requested statistical information about the IT jobs advertised by the ATO and the number of applicants for those jobs.

    One 10 page document provided to the applicant.

    1 document.

    1-67KRROB

    30 January 2015

    Specific large business documents including high level analysis of corporate tax avoidance and advance pricing agreements

    31 documents found to be within the scope of the request.

    31 documents (199 pages).

     

    Documents have been redacted pursuant to sections 38 (section 355-25 of Schedule 1 TAA 1953), 47F and 22 of the FOI Act.

    1-63FM36N

    9 January 2015

    The applicant requested access to material relating to Part 7 of the OECD’s action plan on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) relating to preventing the artificial avoidance of Permanent Establishment (PE) status. status.

    Material provided to the applicant appropriately redacted.

     

    Mobile numbers released to the applicant have been redacted for the disclosure log release.

    67 pages of documents, released in part, have been provided. Documents provided to the applicant had redactions made under sections 38, 47F, 22, 47C, and 33. A small number of extra redactions covering mobile phone numbers were made for the disclosure log.

    1-61TLIDZ

    12 December 2014

    Documents referred to in the Inspector General of Taxation’s report ’Review into the ATO’s administration of penalties’ released 8 July 2014

    19 documents referred to in the report

    140 pages released in full

    1-659088B

    4 December 2014

    The floor seating plan and employee workpoint details as at 25 June 2013 for ATO premises on floor 4, 180 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane.

    The floor seating plan for ATO premises situated on floor 4, 180 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane as at June 2013, and a Directory Report containing workpoint details dated 26 June 2013.

    The documents are comprised of 26 pages, released in full. The accuracy of the information contained in the documents is dependent on employees at the time ensuring their Directory details were up to date for the allocation of the workpoints to be accurate. The information recorded under the ‘User ID’ heading are not User IDs, which were not recorded by the developer of the accommodation system as it was not accredited to manage sensitive data at that time.

    1-5QWI4PM

    21 November 2014

    Documents detailing the number and value of customs tobacco excise duty clearances for the period 01/12/2010 to 01/07/2014.

    A document detailing the number and value of customs tobacco excise duty clearances for the period July 2013 to June 2014, and a document detailing clearance refund amounts for the 01/12/2010 to 01/07/2014 period.

    The ATO decided to release relevant documents in full. The first document was released on 05/09/2014 and access to a second document containing 2013–14 financial year data was deferred until after the publication of the Annual Report on the ATO website. A third document includes clearance refund amounts for the 01/12/2010 to 01/07/2014 period.

    1-5WH824O

    17 October 2014

    The applicant requested copies of any advice to Treasury about the taxation administration implications of the commencement dates for Schedules 2 to 5 of the Minerals Resource Rent Tax Repeal and Other Measures Act 2014.

    Email to treasury enclosing Minute relating to the application of schedules 1-5 of the Minerals Rent Resource Tax Repeal and Other Measures Bill 2014. Some taxpayer information redacted.

    2 documents

    5 pages

    One pdf – 694KB

    1-5UD7EW6

    10 October 2014

    Request for information about named ATO officers

    1 page showing ATO officers’ APS levels at July 2011

    This information is also publicly available from the Public Service Gazette.

    1-5UOUNO1

    10 October 2014

    Document showing numbers of wind ups, creditor’s petitions, bankruptcies, liquidations and personal insolvency agreements between 1/7/2011 and 30/6/2014.

    Documents with figures relating to company wind ups and creditor petitions initiated by the ATO.

    One-page document

    1-5MLZS3S

    12 September 2014

    Details of certain lighting incidents, ATO action and recommendations at certain ATO sites between 1 January 2013 and 30 June 2014.

    Documents detailing certain lighting incidents logged to the Facilities area of the ATO for Brisbane, Melbourne, Chermside and Parramatta for the period 1 January 2013 to 30 June 2014. Extra redactions made for disclosure log.

    The ATO has decided to release 42 documents in full. Of those documents 32 related to the applicant.

    1-5M3RRTE

    19 September 2014

    Documents in relation to an SNC paper on “promoted arrangements – medical practitioner”.

    Documents on arrangements promoted to medical practitioners.

    238 pages (including duplicates and redacted pages)

    1-5QWI4PM

    5 September 2014

    Documents detailing the number and value of customs tobacco excise duty clearances for the period 01/12/2010 to 01/07/2014.

    A document detailing the number and value of customs tobacco excise duty clearances for the period July 2010 to June 2013.

    The ATO has decided to release two documents in full. Access to the second document containing 2013–14 financial year data has been deferred until after the publication of the Annual Report on the ATO website.

    1-5JEM58O

    11 July 2014

    The ATO’s submission to the Productivity Commission Enquiry into Access to Justice.

    The ATO’s submission to the Productivity Commission Enquiry into Access to Justice, with three annexures.

    Document is also publicly available on the Productivity Commission’s web site

    1-5DKR6RE

    04 July 2014

    The applicant sought access to versions of ATO policy and procedure documents current at particular points in time (08 September 2010 and 17 December 2010)

    CMPS 2003/01 updated 09 December 2010

     

    CMPS 2003/01 updated 22 September 2009

     

    CMPS 2004/07 updated 19 November 2009

     

    CMPS 2004/07 updated 28 October 2010

     

    CMPS 2006/09 updated 18 August 2010

     

    PSLA 2005/23 updated 07 August 2010

     

    SNC PN 2009/04 original 07 December 2009

    7 documents released in full

     

    Note: These may not be the current versions of these documents

    1-5J14JAO

    27 June 2014

    1) 2012 and 2013 State of the Service Employee Census-Agency Benchmark Report.

     2) 2013 APS Employee Census-Agency Benchmark Report: Large Business and International and whole of ATO

     

    3) Any further reports on staff morale produced between January – May 2014.

    Four reports provided to the applicant, released in full

    Four documents, for release in full, to the disclosure log.

    1-5CT67WX

    27 June 2014

    Applicant is requesting information about an ATO recruitment process

    Emails explaining how the government’s recruitment process would impact on ATO recruitment

    One document has been edited to remove the author’s personal information.

    1-5FK9CHO

    13 June 2014

    Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) on the design of the Standard Business Reporting (SBR) Authentication Solution

    Document released in full

    PDF (21 pages, 2MB)

    1-5BOICUY

    30 May 2014

    Documents relating to a former employee

    Practitioner’s guide to managing suspected misconduct in the ATO and Procedures for determining whether an employee has breached the Australian Public Service (APS) Code of Conduct.

    Two versions – current version (effective 1 July 2013) and previous version (effective 1 December 2007)

    1-5EOKOLR

    16 May 2014

    The Applicant requested the Manual of Delegations and Authorisations.

    The Manual of Delegations and Authorisations was released in full.

    The 60 page out-of-date Manual was released in full to the Applicant.

    1-5AHK9W2

    16 May 2014

    Select Documents from 1 January 2012 held in the folder “Documents with Bitcoin or LiteCoin in the title” already held.

    Information was provided to the applicant, appropriately redacted.

    28 documents were released.

    1-59XVE6X

    17 April 2014

    Briefing material and internal reports created on the subject of the GST threshold for low value imported goods created since the election of the Abbott Government including material prepared for Minister Hockey for his meeting with State Treasurers on 27 November 2013.

    Various reports published in part. Various briefs and minutes published in part.

    12 documents

    1-5C5IJFV

    11 April 2014

    Statistics in relation to dismissals or demotions as a result of bullying or harassment. Statistics relating to allegations of bullying or harassment.

    A table showing dismissals or reduction in classification as a result of bullying/harassment or sexual harassment. Tables showing allegations recorded for bullying or harassment.

    3 documents

    1-5BXSL2X

    11 April 2014

    Documents relating to the applicant’s own tax affairs and a copy of CM PS 2011/01 as at May 2011

    CM PS 2011/01 as at May 2011

    1 document

    1-5BSGD16

    28 March 2014

    ATO site leadership email of 26 February 2014 to Perth staff re "Personal Electrical Items"

    Email reminder of WHS audit

    2 pages

    1-59UYVBW

    7 March 2014

    The applicant requested documents relating to the Career Development Diagnostic Program

    Information provided includes the Career Development Diagnostic Program information kit and nomination form.

    1 document provided to the applicant, comprising 20 pages

    NOTE: Document has been edited to remove personal information

    60005

    28 February 2014

    The applicant requested documents relating to an ATO Executive Committee held in February 2013

    Information provided to the applicant, appropriately redacted.

    One of the documents contains redactions under section 38 FOI Act.

    1- 59ICJZY

    21 February 2014

    Documents relating to the interpretation of section 109J of the ITAA 1936

    Edited documents including submissions and email correspondence concerning the interpretation of section 109J

    90 pages

    Documents have been redacted to remove personal and business information

    62124

    28 January 2014

    Documents relating to job application.

    One document showing ATO Rating Scale for streamlined recruitment.

    2 pages

    61378

    11 October 2013

    Statistics relating to ATO employee complaints.

    One report showing data on ATO employee complaints for financial years 2011–12 and 2012–13.

    Released in full.

    60568

    8 July 2013

    Policy

     

     

    58570

    7 June 2013

    Various documents relating to Project Wickenby including delegations and authorisations.

    Edited instruments of authorisations and delegation and authorisation guidelines.

    18 documents

    Note: Many documents have been heavily redacted to remove irrelevant information.

    59991

    7 June 2013

    Analysis of MRRT instalments.

    Further to documents released 8 March 2013, an email about the ATO's legislated duty to protect the confidentiality of taxpayer information.

    1 document of two pages with minor redaction for taxpayer confidentiality (s 38) and personal privacy (s 47F).

    60089

    10 April 2013

    Senior briefings regarding tax agent portal breach.

    Briefing documents regarding the tax agent identify theft.

    13 documents with relevant redactions.

    60005

    8 April 2013

    Documents relating to the ATO Executive meeting in January 2013.

    25 documents released in full and 8 in part.

    8 documents with relevant redactions.

    60093

    8 April 2013

    All documents prepared by Hoffman Donahue as a result of Commonwealth Contract notice CN1 023691 for the 'Facilitation of a series of MRRT effectiveness workshops'. Hoffmann Donohue

    All documents prepared as a result of Commonwealth Contract notice CN1 023691 for the 'Facilitation of a series of MRRT effectiveness workshops'.

     

    60045

    18 March 2013

    Copies of all versions of the publication ‘Employee Share Schemes – Answers to frequently asked questions by employees.

    27 versions of the publication since 2002.

    Note: All versions located have been released in full. Some versions only have metadata changes.

    60070

    18 March 2013

    Documents regarding the cost of administering the MRRT.

    One email chain.

    3 pages

    Note: Edited to delete one staff mobile phone number

    59991

    8 March 2013

    Applicant has requested documents analysing MRRT instalments

    ATO emails

    4 pages

     

    Note: (i) The documents provided to the applicant were redacted under section 38 to remove protected information relating to third parties.

     

    (ii) A table in one of the emails contains incorrect figures. The correct figures are provided as an addendum to the documents released under FOI and are available on our website.

    59948

    29 February 2013

    Documents relating to the commissioner’s incoming brief.

    Initial briefing for the Commissioner and supporting documents.

    4 documents

     

    Note: Documents have been edited to remove information under s 47F.

    59632

    20 December 2012

    Applicant requested “hot issues briefs” prepared by ATO for the last Senate Estimates round

    Material prepared on the most important issues for Senate Estimates.

    49 pages

     

    Note: Documents edited under s11C(1)(a) – Personal information.

    59400

    19 December 2012

    Documents regarding Mineral Resource Rent Tax, amount of forecast revenue for 2012–13.

    Edited documents and emails.

    4 documents

     

    Note: Documents have been edited to remove information under s 22.

    59422

    21 November 2012

    Request for Minister’s authority for ATO officers to make payments under the CDDA Scheme.

    Authorisation under the Scheme for Compensation for Detriment caused by Defective Administration (The CDDA Scheme).

    1 document

     

    Note: Document was provided to applicant with partial redactions under s 22.

    58680

    12 November 2012

    The applicant requested 'whole file' from registration.

    Guidance for auditors in completing penalty and interest decision letters to taxpayers.

    1 document, 4 pages.

     

    Note: Taxpayer specific information excluded from publication 11C(1)(b).

    59039

    4 October 2012

    The applicant requested documents relating to the use of social media by ATO staff in an official, professional and personal capacity.

    Information provided to the applicant, released in full.

    5 documents comprising 43 pages.

    58790

    10 September2012

    Project Wickenby figures for 31 March, 30 April, 31 May, 30  June, 31 July, in relation to investigations, prosecutions, money recouped and outstanding tax liabilities.

     

    Briefing note or summary document detailing reporting and media arrangements for Project Wickenby.

    Edited documents in the format requested by the applicant.

    8 documents

     

    Note: Documents have been edited to remove information under s 22, s 38 and s 47E.

    58786

    10 September2012

    Minutes of all meetings of the Project Wickenby department and agency Chief Executive Officers and the Project Wickenby Cross-Agency Advisory Committee since 1 July 2011.

    Edited minutes provided.

    14 documents

     

    Note: Documents have been edited to remove information relating to s 33 international relations, s 34 cabinet documents, s 37 effecting the enforcement of the law, s 38 third party information, s 47E certain operations of an agency and s 47F personal privacy of the FOI Act

    58788

    10 September 2012

    The applicant requested documents detailing the amount of collectable debt written off for the financial year 2009 to 2012.

    Information provided to the applicant is reports with the write off figures for the years 2009 to 2012. The applicant has also been provided with the definition of a write off used by the ATO.

    5 documents

     

    Note: Documents have been edited to remove information under s 22 as they were not relevant to the request.

    58785

    4 September 2012

    The applicant requested information relating to the proposed restructure of the Large Business and International business line.

    Information provided includes emails, reports and extracts from executive minutes. Staff names and business affairs relating to a consultant have been deleted from these documents.

    There are approximately 400 relevant pages.

    58478

    3 August 2012

    The applicant requested access to documents relating to the analysis and calculation of revenue from the Managed Investment Trust Withholding Tax (MIT WHT).

    Information provided to the applicant regarding MIT WHT.

    10 documents, 103 pages.

     

    Note: The documents provided to the applicant were redacted under section 38 to remove protected information relating to third parties.

    58142

    3 July 2012

    The applicant requested documents regarding the Fair Work Australia report into the Health Services Union.

    1 page email containing link to the publicly available report by Fair Work Australia into the Health Services Union.

    1 document

     

    Note: Email has been redacted under s 47F.

    56952

    12 April 2012

    The applicant requested a copy of: Senate Procedural Orders of continuing effect No.10: ATO Listing: 11/937 Serious Non Compliance- Criminal Assets Confiscation Task Force – Key Documents.

    12 documents (211 folios) provided to the applicant with appropriate redactions.

    12 documents

     

    Note: Documents redacted under s 47F and s 37.

    57325

    4 April 2012

    Statistics on cases where access refused in full for 2011 financial year. FOI

    Spreadsheet of available statistics for cases where accessed refused in full for 2011 financial year. FOI

     

    56731

    23 March 2012

    The applicant requested documents relating to his/her employment with the ATO.

    Guideline: Workplace conflict (modified 04/07/2007)

     

    Document: Harassment/discrimination complaints – Guidelines for Investigators (updated 19/05/2010)

     

    Document: Workplace harassment and discrimination (modified 27/11/2006)

     

    Document: Workplace harassment and discrimination CMPI 2004/03/01 (modified 27/11/2006)

     

    Document: Bullying – fact sheet (modified 09/02/2009)

     

    Document: Harassment, bullying and discrimination in the workplace (modified 22/07/2010)

     

    Booklet: Harassment, bullying and discrimination in the workplace (published June 2010)

     

    Document: Performance discussions and bullying – fact sheet (modified 17/03/2011)

     

    Document: Principles of natural justice fact sheet (modified 16/10/2006)

     

    Document: Good decision-making model (modified 14/03/2006)

     

    Document: APS Values and code of conduct (modified 02/04/2008)

     

    Document: Procedures for determining whether an employee has breached the Australian Public Service (APS) Code of Conduct (modified 27/12/2007)

     

    Document: 2009 ATO (general employees) agency agreement – Section D (modified 13/07/2009)

     

    Document: Attendance and leave principles and statement of responsibilities (modified 19/10/2010)

     

    Document: Personal leave – ongoing general employees (modified 13/12/2010)

     

    Document: Maximum amount of annual leave summary (modified 30/07/2007)

     

    Document: Carer's leave guide (modified 03/05/2011)

     

    Document: Purchased leave (modified 20/09/2010)

     

    Document: ATO work level standards (modified 20/07/2010)

     

    Document: ATO work level standards – APS Level 6 (modified 20/07/2010)

     

    Document: ATO work level standards – Typical duties (modified 20/07/2010)

     

    Document: Practitioners guide to managing suspected misconduct in the Tax Office (modified 07/02/2011)

     

    Document: Harassment – Information for Delegates (updated 19/05/2010)

    23 documents

    Note: These documents were released to the applicant in full.

    56016

    31 January 2012

    Documents contained in the file named on the Attorney-General’s Department published list of files as: 11/17125 BLB Law Reform Proposals – Secrecy Havens and Wickenby-Type Tax Evasion 2011–12.

    Edited versions of working papers of the Project Wickenby cross-agency task force deliberations on possible law reform in connection with tax secrecy havens and Wickenby-type tax evasion.

    12 pages of documents

     

    Note: The documents were released in part.

     

    Applicant applied to Attorney-General’s Department which transferred part of that request to ATO under FOI Act s 16.

    56107

    5 January 2012

    The applicant requested access to MOUs between the ATO and AUSTRAC and the ATO and CDPP.

    MOU between the ATO and AUSTRAC dated December 2003.

     

    MOU between the ATO and AUSTRAC dated August 2009 (including an amended schedule dated April 2010).

     

    MOU between the ATO, AUSTRAC, ACC, ACS, AFP, ASIC, Centrelink and DIAC dated September 2007.

     

    MOU between the ATO, AUSTRAC, ACC, ACCC, AFP, AGD, APRA, ASIC, CDPP, ACS, DEEWR and DIAC dated August 2009.

     

    Liaison Guidelines between the ATO and DPP dated June 1991.

     

    MOU between the ATO and CDPP dated May 2006.

    7 documents

    Note: The documents were released to the applicant in full.

    55961

    3 January 2012

    The applicant requested MOUs between the ATO and the AFP for the period 1 June 1995 to 3 November 2011.

    Working guidelines dated December 1997 (and amendments).

     

    Service Agreement dated November 2003.

     

    Head MOU dated July 2010.

    3 documents

     

    Note: The documents were released to the applicant in full.

    55543

    22 December 2011

    Results of the latest staff engagement survey for the ATO.

    Edited version of 'The Tax Office Employee Engagement Survey 2009' report by consultant.

    85 pages of documents

     

    Note: Documents provided to the applicant were redacted under s 47G to delete commercially sensitive information and s 47E to delete confidential staff comments.

    54578

    13 October 2011

    Documents regarding the ATO’s efforts to implement a platform-Independent version of the e-tax software.

    Documents relating to e-tax redevelopment project (2006–07) and work done in planning future development of e-tax.

    130 pages of documents

     

    Note: Some commercially sensitive information redacted under s47G.

    54174

    14 September 2011

    Applicant requested documents relating to his employment with the ATO.

    General documents to guide decision making process on staff matters.

    25 pages of documents

    54133

    9 August 2011

    Regarding personal information about staff member.

    ATO document: Clause 101 Manager’s Tool Kit (printed 29 March 2010).

     

    ATO document: Clause 101 Manager’s Tool Kit (printed 29 March 2010; not a duplicate).

    2 documents

    53427

    26 July 2011

    Summary reports detailing outcomes of data-matching programmes run by the ATO since 1 July 2007.

    Various summary reports outlining differing data matching programmes.

    11 documents

    52819

    28 June 2011

    Copies of correspondence between ATO and Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities in the last three years regarding the tax treatment of water infrastructure grants.

    Correspondence, notes, agreements, guidelines, regarding various programs that provide funding for water use and infrastructure including discussion of tax treatment of grants under those programs.

    89 documents

    53420

    27 May 2011

    Documents relating to analysis or modelling of the cost of enforcing the low value importation threshold held between 1 January 2010 and 30 March 2011.

    ATO minutes discussing the compliance cost impact associated with reducing the amount of the low value import threshold.

    3 documents

    53371

    24 June 2011

    Documents related to employment actions.

    ATO procedures for determining whether an employee has breached the APS code of conduct (modified 19 Dec 2007).

     

    Excerpt from ATO EL2 agreement 2008 re leadership (undated).

     

    ATO practitioners guide to managing suspected misconduct in the Tax Office (modified 19 Oct 2010).

     

    ATO procedures for review of employment actions (dated 30 Jul 2010).

     

    ATO procedures for review of employment actions (dated 09 Oct 2006).

     

    ATO employee handbook We are the Tax Office (NAT 14696).

     

    ATO (Executive Level 2) Agreement 2006 dated 01 Jul 2006.

     

    ATO document: Principles of natural justice fact sheet (modified 06 Jul 2005).

     

    Extract from ATO (Executive Level 2) agency agreement 2009 – Part 2 Leadership (modified 17 Jul 2009).

     

    ATO document: Tax Office work level standard for EL2s (modified 09 Jul 2009).

     

    ATO document: Integrity in the Tax Office (incomplete, undated).

    11 documents

    53223

    9 May 2011

    Documents relating to the ATO's P3M3 self assessment and external consultants review report.

    Report outlining ATO's self assessment of its portfolio, program and project management capability and associated external consultant review.

    6 documents

    53392

    6 May 2011

    Data behind figure 6.1.1 in Commissioners Annual Report 2009–10.

    Spreadsheets that measure the cost of collections of every $100 of cash as Commonwealth tax revenue, for years 2008–09 and 2009–10.

    2 documents

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