Archive for 'Commissioner of Taxation'
If the Minister wants to protect his mates, the lurks and perks men and women misusing contractor arrangements, then change the law instead of issuing diktats to independent officials.
Has newly appointed Commissioner of Taxation Chris Jordan been involved in tax avoidance arrangements for his clients or even himself? Will he, for example, release his tax returns for the last ten years?
Such is Labor’s degeneration they have handed the tax collecting role to a person whose whole working life has been representing the interests of big business in general in policy debates and discussions and defending specific big businesses when battling the ATO. Jordan would almost certainly be someone who has undertaken tax planning for his big business clients and the rich. One has to wonder if he has been involved in tax avoidance schemes. Neoliberal madness.
Posted by John, October 26th, 2012 - under ATO, Australian Tax Office, Commissioner of Taxation, Michael D'Ascenzo, Tax, Tax Office, Tax avoidance, Tax design, Tax policy, Tax reform, Tax the rich.
Tax Office staff are in shock over the Labor Government’s axing of the Commissioner of Taxation, Michael D’Ascenzo. More shocks are in store. What better way to gut the Tax Office than for business to appoint one of their own to lead it? Is there an alternative? Yes. Tax the rich and give the ATO enough funding for it to do its job as the collector of tax rather than the handmaiden of business. Make the rich pay. That is something Labor won’t do.
Posted by John, October 25th, 2012 - under ATO, Australian Tax Office, Commissioner of Taxation, Tax, Tax Office, Tax avoidance, Tax cuts, Tax design, Tax expenditures, Tax policy, Tax reform, Tax the rich.
The Treasurer has today been telling us the Minerals Resource Rent Tax is working precisely as it should – not raising any tax. The hospital in Yes Minister worked perfectly too – it didn’t have any patients.
Posted by Bill, April 20th, 2009 - under ALP, Alcohol, Alcopop tax, Australian politics, Commissioner of Taxation, Democracy, Labor Party, Rudd, Rudd Government, Rudd Labor, Tax, Tax Office.
Don’t gazette the Government’s proposed alcopops tax increase Commissioner. Respect the will of the Parliament in rejecting it.
The Tax Office has banned access to my site because it is “political”, according to two readers. Ah, so it has absolutely nothing to do whatsoever with the fact that my moderate tax articles are critical of the leadership of the ATO. We couldn’t have ATO staff receiving an alternative view of the direction their [...]
The ATO is a John Howard organisation. Let history judge its success in dealing with the Great Recession.
A drover’s dog can collect revenue in a boom. But with the tide going out we will see who is naked in the ATO leadership.
Posted by John, March 19th, 2009 - under ATO, CPSU, Commissioner of Taxation, Community and Public Sector Union, Democracy, Jobs, Labor Party, Neoliberalism, Part time work, Public Service, Tax, Tax Office, Unions, Workplace madness, efficiency dividend, sackings, unemployment.
There was an interesting interview with Michael D’Ascenzo, the Commissioner of Taxation in Australia, in Il Globo recently. Here is part of the interview with Michael. A former assistant commissioner, John Passant, recently described the office as dominated by people who were too old and hostage to a “detail fetish” where they should be thinking big. [...]