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  • G1 Government: We build community confidence by sustainably reducing the tax gap and providing assurance across the tax and superannuation systems

    Future state

    The community is confident that our administration of the tax and superannuation systems supports collection of the right tax, at the right time for the wellbeing of all Australians.

    Strategic initiatives

    • Superannuation guarantee assurance – ensure the superannuation system is visible, valued and owned, to increase willing participation and drive transparency in member information
    • Payment and debt management – improve taxpayers understanding of their obligations, make payment easy and where debts arise, ensure they can be addressed as soon as possible
    • Individuals tax gap and substantiation – reduce the tax gap for individuals (not-in-business) by enabling digital substantiation of claims, increasing pre-filling and streamlining returns
    • Complex issue and case program – build our capability to address more complex and concerning issues and cases that threaten system integrity
    • Black economy program – address the black economy with improvements to systems, use of data and increased education and enforcement
    • Tax Avoidance Taskforce – expand our focus on the tax affairs of multinational enterprises, large public and private groups and wealthy Australians
    • Serious Financial Crime Taskforce – disrupt serious financial crime activities, with a focus on offshore tax evasion, phoenix activities and cybercrime

    Performance measures

    By measuring revenue-based performance criteria, we can assess trends in our prevention-before-correction activities, as well as changes in the extent of system assurance.

    • Confidence – community confidence in the ATO
    • Registration – proportion of companies and individuals registered in the system
    • Lodgment – proportion of activity statements and income tax returns lodged on time
    • Payment – proportion of liabilities paid on time by value
    • Correct reporting – tax gap as a proportion of revenue
    • Debt – ratio of collectable debt to net tax collections
    • Total revenue effects – tax revenue from all compliance activities
    • Tax assured – proportion of the tax base where the ATO has justified trust that tax paid is correct, based on the proportion of income, deductions and tax offsets assured

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      Last modified: 31 Jul 2019QC 59712