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  • Small Business Technical Working Group

    The Small Business Technical Working Group will identify and develop proposals that:

    • improve willing participation by making it easier for small businesses to comply with tax and superannuation laws
    • reduce red tape for small business

    The Working Group will also look at technical irritants that impact on small businesses and develop guidance material, such as safe harbours.

    The ATO consultation protocol underpins the ATO’s consultation framework arrangements.


    The secretariat of the Small Business Technical Working Group can be contacted by email at





    Elizabeth Hardcastle (Chair)

    Debbie Boyd (Tax Counsel Network)

    Melanie Casey (Individuals)

    Kelly Canavan (Indirect Tax)

    Ann Hurst (Review and Dispute Resolution)

    Graham Whyte (Superannuation)


    Greg Derlacz

    Anderson Tax & Consulting

    Debra Anderson

    Bright Accounting and Taxation Services

    Leo Coglar

    Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

    Michael Croker

    CPA Australia

    Paul Drum

    Deloitte Private

    Vanessa Priest

    Institute of Certified Bookkeepers

    Matthew Addison

    Institute of Public Accountants

    Tony Greco

    Tax and Super Australia

    David Ebdon

    Victoria University

    Dr Yonggiang Li

    Waterhouse Lawyers

    Tania Waterhouse

    Key messages

    Key messages from meetings held are available below.


    Minutes from meetings held are available below

    Last modified: 04 Oct 2019QC 57671