Section 1: Agency overview
The Inspector-General of Taxation Act 2003 established an independent statutory agency to review:
- systems established by the Australian Taxation Office to administer the tax laws; and
- systems established by tax laws in relation to administrative matters.
The Inspector-General seeks to improve the administration of the tax laws for the benefit of all taxpayers. This is to be achieved by identifying and conducting reviews of systemic issues in the administration of the tax laws and providing independent advice to the government.
To ensure that reviews undertaken reflect areas of key concern to the Australian community, the Inspector-General develops a work programme following broad-based consultation with other stakeholders including taxpayers and their representatives, the Australian Government Ombudsman, the Commonwealth Auditor-General and the Commissioner of Taxation.
Table 1.1: Agency outcomes and output groups