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  • Letter of transmittal

    The Hon. Kelly O’Dwyer MP
    Minister for Revenue and Financial Services
    Parliament House
    CANBERRA ACT 2600

    The Hon. Michael Sukkar MP
    Assistant Minister to the Treasurer
    Parliament House
    CANBERRA ACT 2600

    Dear Ministers

    As the Accountable Authority for the Australian Taxation Office, the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) and the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB), I present you with the annual reports for the year ended 30 June 2017 for presentation to Parliament, in compliance with section 46 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

    The reports follow the guidelines approved by the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit, as well as other legislative reporting requirements as listed in:

    • Section 3.1 and Appendix 1 of this report (for the ATO)
    • subsection 60-130(1) of the Tax Agent Services Act 2009 (for the TPB)
    • Division 130 of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Act 2012 (for the ACNC).

    Due to their operational independence and statutory obligations, the TPB and the ACNC have produced their own annual reports.

    As required by section 10 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Rule 2014, I certify that we have:

    • prepared fraud risk assessments and fraud control plans
    • appropriate fraud prevention, detection, investigation and reporting mechanisms that meet the specific needs of the ATO
    • taken all reasonable measures to appropriately deal with fraud.

    Yours sincerely,

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    Chris Jordan AO
    Commissioner of Taxation and
    Registrar of the Australian Business Register

    12 October 2017

     Ian R Taylor signature

    Ian R Taylor
    Chair of the Tax Practitioners Board

     David Locke signature

    David Locke
    Acting Commissioner
    Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission

      Last modified: 30 Oct 2017QC 53755