• Freedom of information disclosure log

     FOI 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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    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.

    FOI reference number

    Date of access

    FOI request

    Information published in the disclosure log

    Other Information

     

    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, TD2014/10 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.

    1-9T0MXQK

    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 & 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

    "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

    1x 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

    1x 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 8 KB.

    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 f/y and the total repayments

    Number of taxpayers, by NSW postcode, who repaid HECS-HELP debts in 2013-14 f/y 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 f/y and the total repayments

    Number of taxpayers, by NSW postcode, who repaid HECS-HELP debts in 2013-14 f/y 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

    1857 KB

    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 Jan 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 a 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 Act. FOI

    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 June1995 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 (2006-2007) 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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