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  • IPS information structure

    Attention

    Warning:

    This information may not apply to the current year. Check the content carefully to ensure it is applicable to your circumstances.

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    We currently publish a wide range of information on our website, including all of the categories of information required under the IPS.

    Information included on the IPS entry is located on the relevant business web pages and linked from our IPS entry.

    Information made available through freedom of information (FOI) requests is published to the ATO disclosure log whenever it is reasonable to do so.

    The IPS entry home page provides an overview of this information under the following headings:

    • Agency plan (paragraph 8(2)(a))
    • Who we are (paragraphs 8(2)(b) and 8(2)(d))
    • What we do (paragraphs 8(2)(c))
    • Operational information (paragraph 8(2)(j))
    • Our reports and responses to Parliament (paragraphs 8(2)(e) and 8(2)(h))
    • Routinely accessed information and disclosure log (paragraph 8(2)(g) and section 11C)
    • Consultation arrangements (paragraph 8(2)(f))
    • Our priorities (subsection 8(4))
    • Our finances (subsection 8(4))
    • Our lists (subsection 8(4))
    • More information (paragraph 8(2)(i))

    Consistent with the objectives for our IPS entry, we:

    • adopt the short form web address as recommended by the OAIC
    • provide online content in a format that can be searched, copied and transformed wherever possible
    • publish a sitemap on our website to help individuals identify the location of the IPS entry
    • provide a search function for our website
    • provide an alert service to notify subscribers of new information and changes to the IPS register.

    We will, whenever possible, make our IPS entry available for reuse on open licensing terms.

    If we have deposited or published IPS documents under a scheme (such as the Commonwealth Library Deposit, the National Sound and Film Archive or data.gov.auExternal Link), we will publish information about the deposits on our website.

    Information required to be published under the IPS

    We publish documents required to be published under the IPS (subsection 8(2)) in the IPS register of information.

    We publish these documents under the following headings.

    • Agency plan
    • Who we are – includes information about organisational structure, governance arrangements, the Commissioner of Taxation and our senior management.
    • What we do – includes information about the functions and decision making powers of the Commissioner of Taxation.
    • Operational information – includes information that assists us in making decisions or recommendations affecting members of the public. A strategy for further publication, its rationale and the risk assessment are outlined in Appendix A.
    • Our reports and responses to parliament – includes our annual reports, documents required by law to be tabled in parliament and documents routinely tabled in accordance with Senate standing orders.
    • Routinely accessed information and disclosure log – includes an entry point to the FOI disclosure log, published under section 11C of the FOI Act. We review the information we publish under section 11C of the FOI Act to detect subject matter that could reasonably be said to be routinely accessed. We are identifying opportunities to provide increased levels of information through administrative access schemes to reduce the need for it to be sought though FOI access requests.
    • Consultation arrangements – this includes information about how and to whom a comment may be submitted by members of the public. We undertake public consultation on administrative policy and practice, law interpretation and co-design of products and services.
    • More information – we have established generic FOI phone numbers and email addresses that will not change with staff movements. These are the channels for requests about access to our IPS entry.
      Last modified: 26 Mar 2018QC 24030