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  • Committees

    Committees we regularly appear before include the:

    • House of Representatives Standing Committee on Tax and Revenue
    • Senate Standing Committee on Economics
    • Senate Estimates Committee hearings with the Treasury – Revenue Group

    We also appear before other parliamentary committees, as required.

    Standing Committee on Tax and Revenue

    The Standing Committee on Tax and Revenue is appointed under Standing Order 215(c) to examine annual reports of agencies allocated to it by the Speaker.

    The committee may inquire into and report on any matter referred to it by either the House or Minister, including any:

    • pre-legislation
    • proposal
    • bill
    • motion
    • petition
    • vote or expenditure
    • other financial matter
    • report or document.

    Since February 2014, the committee has taken responsibility to act as a scrutineer of the ATO, a responsibility previously undertaken by the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit (JCPAA).

    Relevant reports and tabled documents from past JCPAA inquiries can be found on Parliament of AustraliaExternal Link website.

    Before each hearing the ATO provides the Tax and Revenue Committee with information about what we've achieved since the last hearing and any other information requested. Completed Tax and Revenue inquiries and reports are also available on Parliament of AustraliaExternal Link website.

    Government responses

    Each year the Standing Committee on Tax and Revenue holds an inquiry into the ATO's Annual Report. The committee publishes a report that usually makes recommendations for the government to action. The government considers the recommendations and is required to respond to the committee.

    The responses below are available on the Parliament of Australia website:

    Last modified: 29 Nov 2017QC 33435