tax counsel

‘Hiding the complexity’ — internal ATO documents released

At a Press Club address earlier this year, Commissioner Chris Jordan said part of his job is to help taxpayers by “hiding the complexity” of our tax system. Suna Rizalar, from the ATO’s Public Advice and Guidance, says one way the ATO tries to make it easier for taxpayers “is by engaging with the community

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10 key principles when interpreting contractual documents

The ATO has released on its legal database a series of what until recently have been internal ATO documents. The release of these documents in an initiative that the ATO has labelled “iNOW!” (a contraction of “interpretation now”) and is, according to assistant commissioner Gordon Brysland, “a reinvention initiative to drive awareness on what is

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