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Public Hearing: “Are We Getting a Fair Go from the ATO?”

Issue date: Wednesday, 5 August 2020

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The House of Representatives Committee on Tax and Revenue will be holding a public hearing for its inquiry into the Commissioner of Taxation Annual Report 2018-19.  

The Committee is pleased to hear from Ms Nina E. Olson, Executive Director of the Center for Taxpayer Rights and former United States Taxpayer Advocate, who will offer a valuable international perspective on tax administration. Chair of the Committee, Mr Jason Falinski MP, said the Committee is interested to learn more about the taxation system of the United States and the ways in which the United States Internal Revenue Service assists vulnerable taxpayers.  

‘The Committee has a strong interest in taxpayer engagement with the tax system and ensuring that people with low tax literacy or vulnerable taxpayers are not unfairly treated in a complex system of self-assessment. We look forward to hearing about the approach of the United States and the Taxpayer Advocate in this regard,’ Mr Falinski said.

Further information about the inquiry is available on the Committee’s website.

Public hearing details

Date: Thursday, 13 August 2020
Time: 8.00 am to 9.00 am
Location: Committee Room 2R1, Parliament House, Canberra (via video/teleconference)

The hearings will be broadcast live at

Media inquiries

Mr Jason Falinski MP

Chair of the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Tax and Revenue
(02) 6277 2324

For background information

Committee Secretariat
02 6277 4821

For more information about this Committee, you can visit its website On the site, you can make a submission to an inquiry, read other submissions, and get details for upcoming public hearings. You can also track the Committee and receive email updates by clicking on the blue ‘Track Committee’ button in the bottom right hand corner of the page.

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