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  • Gifts, hospitality or other benefits register

    The ATO gifts, hospitality or other benefits policy encourages all ATO executives and staff to politely decline offers of gifts, hospitality, or other benefits.

    Gifts, hospitality or other benefits may potentially compromise staff integrity.

    Since 18 October 2019, the Australian Public Service Commission (APSC)External Link has required all agency heads to publicly disclose all gifts or benefits accepted and valued at or over A$100 (excluding GST).

    ATO staff must supply this information in the following table formats including all donor names.

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    Commissioner of Taxation gift declarations

    The tables below show the quarterly Commissioner of Taxation gift and other benefit declarations.

    Declaration

    In the course of my duties as agency head of the Australian Taxation Office, I've received the following gifts, benefits or both, the value of which exceeds the A$100 threshold (excluding GST).

    2020–21 financial year

    Quarter 1 (1 July – 30 September 2020)

    Gifts other benefits declared by the Commissioner of Taxation in Quarter 1, 2020–21

    Date received

    Date recorded

    Gift, item, benefit or service

    Received by

    Presented by

    Occasion

    Estimated value in A$

    10/06/20

    03/07/20

    Hospitality

    Commissioner of Taxation

    Boston Consulting Group

    Hospitality provided at a working dinner engagement as part of official duties.

    $139.50

    Quarter 2 (1October – 31 December 2020)

    There are no gifts or benefits to report for this period.

    Quarter 3 (1 January – 31 March 2021)

    There are no gifts or benefits to report for this period.

    Quarter 4 (1 April – 30 June 2021)

    There are no gifts or benefits to report for this period.

    2019–20 financial year

    Quarter 2 (18 October – 31 December 2019)

    Gifts other benefits declared by the Commissioner of Taxation in Quarter 2, 2019–20

    Date received

    Date recorded

    Gift item/benefit service

    Received by

    Presented by

    Occasion

    Estimated value in A$

    12/11/2019

    3/12/2019

    Accommodation

    Commissioner of Taxation

    General Authority of Zakat and Tax, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

    3 nights accommodation provided for speaking engagement and attendance at global tax policy and compliance conference with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), International Monetary Fund (IMF) and global revenue authorities, hosted by the 2020 Chair of the G20, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

    $1,004.10

    Ongoing

    31/01/2020

    Lounge membership

    Commissioner of Taxation

    Virgin Australia

    Not applicable

    Not known

    Ongoing

    31/01/2020

    Lounge membership

    Commissioner of Taxation

    Qantas

    Not applicable

    Not known

    Quarter 3 (1 January – 31 March 2020)

    There are no gifts or benefits to report for this period.

    Quarter 4 (1 April – 30 June 2020)

    There are no gifts or benefits to report for this period.

    ATO executive and staff gift declarations

    The APSC encourages Commonwealth agencies to publicly disclose all gifts or benefits accepted by all staff valued at more than A$100 (excluding GST) in the following format, including the publication of donor names.

    Throughout the year some ATO staff may accept complimentary airline lounge membership. These memberships are available to all travellers (government sector, private sector and private travellers) and may therefore be received as a result of personal and/or business-related travel. General airline lounge memberships will not be published individually in the tables below.

    ATO staff have accepted the following offers valued at more than A$100 (excluding GST) from 1 February 2020. The tables below show quarterly ATO staff gifts or other declarations.

    2020–21 financial year

    Quarter 1 (1 July – 30 September 2020)

    Gifts or other benefits declared by ATO Executive and staff in Quarter 1, 2020–21

    Date received

    Date recorded

    Gift item or benefit service

    Presented by

    Occasion

    Estimated value in A$

    03/07/2020

    05/08/2020

    Event invitation

    Tax Institute of Australia

    As a presenter at the event, complimentary attendance was provided to other sessions. This offer was made to all presenters at the conference.

    $480

    10/06/2020

    02/07/2020

    Hospitality

    Boston Consulting Group

    Hospitality provided at a working dinner as part of official duties.

    $139.50

    Quarter 2 (1 October – 31 December 2020)

    Gifts or other benefits declared by ATO Executive and staff in Quarter 2, 2020–21

    Date received

    Date recorded

    Gift item or benefit service

    Presented by

    Occasion

    Estimated value in A$

    06/10/2020

    07/10/2020

    Event invitation

    CPA Australia

    As an ACNC member of the CPA virtual congress organising committee, complimentary attendance was provided. This offer was made to all members of the organising committee.

    $250

    21/10/2020

    02/11/2020

    Event invitation

    Australian Financial Review

    Attended the AFR CFO Live conference as part of official duties to assist with logistics and support ATO speaker.

    $395.70

    07/12/2020

    07/12/2020

    Bottle of wine

    Streem

    Received in the mail as a Christmas gift and surrendered to Workplace Services for official use only.

    $105

    Quarter 3 (1 February – 31 March 2021)

    Gifts or other benefits declared by ATO Executive and staff in Quarter 3, 2020–21

    Date received

    Date recorded

    Gift item or benefit service

    Presented by

    Occasion

    Estimated value in A$

    09/03/2021

    12/03/2021

    Hospitality

    Council of Small Business Organisations of Australia (COSBOA)

    Hospitality provided at a working dinner as part of official duties.

    $112

    15/02/2021

    16/02/2021

    Event invitation

    Self-Managed Super Fund Association

    As a presenter at the event, complimentary attendance was provided.

    $1,650

    04/02/2021

    03/03/2021

    Event invitation

    The Hatchery

    As a presenter at the event. Complimentary attendance was provided.

    $1208.90

    Quarter 4 (1 April – 30 June 2021)

    There are no gifts or benefits to report for this period.

    2019–20 financial year

    The tables below show quarterly ATO executive and staff gifts and other benefits:

    Quarter 3 (1 February – 31 March 2020)

    Gifts or other benefits declared by ATO Executive and staff in Quarter 3, 2019–20

    Date received

    Date recorded

    Gift item or benefit service

    Presented by

    Occasion

    Estimated value in A$

    Ongoing

    01/02/2020

    Lounge membership

    Qantas

    Not applicable

    Not known

    Ongoing

    01/02/2020

    Lounge membership

    Virgin Australia

    Not applicable

    Not known

    Ongoing

    01/02/2020

    Lounge membership

    Qantas

    Not applicable

    Not known

    Ongoing

    01/02/2020

    Lounge membership

    Qantas

    Not applicable

    Not known

    Ongoing

    01/02/2020

    Lounge membership

    Virgin Australia

    Not applicable

    Not known

    Ongoing

    01/02/2020

    Lounge membership

    Virgin Australia

    Not applicable

    Not known

    Ongoing

    01/02/2020

    Lounge membership

    Qantas

    Not applicable

    Not known

    12/02/2020

    28/02/2020

    1 night accommodation and return flights from Victoria to Tasmania

    CPA Australia

    CPA Australia requested ACNC presentations to accounting/auditing and not-for-profit professionals in regional Tasmania.

    $571

    Quarter 4 (1 April – 30 June 2020)

    Gifts or other benefits declared by ATO Executive and staff in Quarter 4, 2019–20

    Date received

    Date recorded

    Gift item or benefit service

    Presented by

    Occasion

    Estimated value in A$

    06/04/2020

    07/05/2020

    2 bottles of wine

    The Tax Institute

    Received as a token of appreciation for time and effort spent presenting at a conference. Gift stored for official ATO use.

    $140

    10/06/2020

    30/06/2020

    Hospitality

    Boston Consulting Group

    Hospitality provided at a working dinner engagement as part of official duties.

    $139.50

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