Performance of the Inspector-General of Taxation

On Thursday 1 August 2019, the Senate Economics Legislation Committee resolved to conduct an Inquiry into the performance of the Inspector-General of Taxation.

Terms of Reference

The Committee will inquire into performance of the Inspector-General of Taxation (IGT) with particular reference to:

  1. whether the accountability framework the IGT operates within needs to be amended or strengthened;
  2. how the IGT conducts its investigations into the Australian Taxation Office (ATO);
  3. what safeguards exist to ensure the independence of the IGT;
  4. the complaints management policies and practices of the IGT;
  5. the protections afforded to whistle-blowers who disclose information to the IGT; and
  6. any related matters.

Submissions closed on 30 August 2019.

On 15 June 2020, the Senate granted the committee a further extension to report by Wednesday 17 June 2020.

Committee Secretariat contact:

Senate Standing Committees on Economics
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3540