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Discussion Paper - Privilege in Relation to Tax Advice


Friday, 15 April 2011

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On 15 April 2011 the Assistant Treasurer released a discussion paper which explores the appropriateness of establishing a tax advice privilege. The paper considers an Australian Law Reform Commission recommendation to shield certain tax advice documents from the information-gathering powers of the Commissioner of Taxation, and comprehensively canvasses the implications of establishing such a privilege.

Making a submission

Interested parties are invited to comment on the paper. While submissions may be lodged electronically or by post, electronic lodgement is preferred. For accessibility reasons, please submit responses sent via email in a Word or RTF format. An additional PDF version may also be submitted.

All information (including name and address details) contained in submissions will be made available to the public on the Treasury website unless you indicate that you would like all or part of your submission to remain in confidence. Automatically generated confidentiality statements in emails do not suffice for this purpose. Respondents who would like part of their submission to remain in confidence should provide this information marked as such in a separate attachment. Legal requirements, such as those imposed by the Freedom of Information Act 1982, may affect the confidentiality of your submission.

Closing date for submissions: Friday, 15 July 2011

Address written submissions to:
General Manager
Tax System Division
The Treasury
Langton Crescent
Email: privilege@treasury.gov.au

For enquiries, please call the Unit Manager, Tax Administration and Policy Unit on (02) 6263 3735.

Documents Available:

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Discussion Paper  372.48kb

Microsoft Word (RTF) documents

 Microsoft Word (RTF)

Discussion Paper  3,578.54kb

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