House of Representatives

Tax Laws Amendment (Confidentiality of Taxpayer Information) Bill 2009

Explanatory Memorandum

(Circulated by the authority of the Deputy Prime Minister and Treasurer, the Hon Wayne Swan MP)


The following abbreviations and acronyms are used throughout this revised explanatory memorandum.

Abbreviation Definition
ATO Australian Taxation Office
ABS Australian Bureau of Statistics
ABN Australian Business Number
ABN Act A New Tax System (Australian Business Number Act) 1999
ACCC Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
APEC Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
APRA Australian Prudential Regulation Authority
ASIC Australian Securities and Investments Commission
ASIO Australian Security Intelligence Organisation
Commissioner Commissioner of Taxation
ITAA 1936 Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
ITAA 1997 Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
OECD Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Privacy Act Privacy Act 1988
SIS Act Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993
TAA 1953 Taxation Administration Act 1953
TAS Act Tax Agent Services Act 2009
TFN tax file number
the Register Australian Business Register
the Review Review of Taxation Secrecy and Disclosure Provisions

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