Thursday, March 19, 2015

Reinventing the ATO: Chris Jordan, AO

In a speech to be delivered at the Tax Institute's annual conference in Gold Coast on Thursday morning, Mr Chris Jordan says he is confident that the number will significantly increase as the Australian Taxation Office gets better information through treaty and exchange agreements. ATO Speech

Reinventing the ATO

Chris Jordan, AO
Commissioner’s speech to the Tax Institute’s 30th national convention
Thursday, 19 March 2015
Royal Pines Resort, Gold Coast
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It is a pleasure to be here today delivering my third speech to the Tax Institute on the occasion of your 30th national convention. I’d like to acknowledge the ongoing work of the Institute, now in its 72nd year, and the critical role your 13,000-plus members play in our tax system as:
  • enablers and advocates for participation in the system
  • champions of tax policy and reform; and
  • our partners in the good administration of Australia’s tax and super systems.
I’m now into my third year as Commissioner, and I describe it in private sector terms, as a growth and development phase.
In the first year or so, we established new directions for the ATO; with a new mission and vision.
In the second, we set a course of transformational change, got some quick runs on the board and set plans for an enduring effort to improve the tax and superannuation experience for Australians.
Now in the third year, we are consolidating, building, evolving, listening and delivering on the promise of Reinventing the ATO – using our mission as the platform.
Our mission is:
‘To contribute to the economic and social wellbeing of Australians by fostering willing participation in the tax and superannuation systems.’Commissioner's Speech on St Jozef's Day

Reinventing the ATO 19 March 2015