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  • IPS agency plan

    The FOI Act is one way the community can gain access to government-held information.

    It does this by:

    • requiring the government to proactively publish certain information
    • giving people the right to access government-held documents.

    The ATO Information Publication Scheme (IPS) agency plan:

    • provides guidance on how to plan and maintain our IPS entry
    • supports our value of being open and accountable.

    Who we are

    This contains information on the way we are organised, including:

    • Organisational structure – describes our reporting structures, such as sub-plans, management arrangements that include the ATO organisational chart and details about our business and service lines.
    • ATO Executive Committee – introduces the ATO Executive Committee members and the committee charter. This includes the Commissioner of Taxation.

    What we do

    This includes information that helps us make decisions or recommendations affecting the community, including:

    • About us – summarises our role.
    • ATO strategic intent – outlines our vision for the future and how we will work with the community and government in the years ahead.
    • ATO corporate plan – outlines at a high level, the priority work we intend to do as an agency this financial year.
    • Taxpayers' charter – what you need to know – sets out
      • your rights and obligations
      • what you can expect when dealing with us
      • what you can do if you are not satisfied with our decisions or actions.
    • Laws giving powers to the Commissioner of Taxation – lists the main tax and super laws giving powers or functions to the Commissioner of Taxation. This information is published under the IPS (section 8 of the FOI Act) and appears in the ATO annual report each year.
      Last modified: 05 Mar 2021QC 27280