Accountability and reporting
On this page:
- Corporate Plans
- Senate Order on Agency Files
- Senate Order on Non-Corporate Commonwealth Entity Contracts
- Statement of Expectations and Statement of Intent
- Protocol between the Inspector-General and The Treasury
- Protocol between the Inspector-General and the ATO
- Legal Services Expenditure Statement 2015-16
- Senate Standing Order on Departmental and Agency Appointments
- Senate Standing Order on Departmental and Agency Grants
- Public Interest Disclosure Scheme
The Inspector-General of Taxation’s Corporate Plans have been developed in compliance with the requirements under paragraph 35(1)(b) of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.
|Corporate Plan 2016‑17|
|Corporate Plan 2015‑16|
On 30 May 1996 the Senate agreed to a motion requiring each Minister to table an indexed list of files created in the central office of their departments or agencies. The lists for each half of the year are tabled in the Autumn and Spring sittings of the Senate.
The order is designed to make the Freedom of Information Act (FOI Act) more genuinely workable by allowing Parliamentarians and the public to know what information exists. It also makes coordination within the bureaucracy easier as well as ensuring that both Ministers and Parliamentarians can get a real benefit out of the expenditure on information technology being undertaken by Commonwealth departments.
|Senate Continuing Order – IGT files – 1 July 2016 – 31 December 2016||160KB|
|Senate Continuing Order – IGT files – 1 January 2016 – 30 June 2016||158KB|
The Senate Order on non-corporate Commonwealth entity contracts requires agencies to publish on their internet details of contracts entered into which have not been fully performed or which have been entered into in the previous 12 months, and which provide for a consideration to the value of $100,000 or more (GST inclusive).
The Inspector-General of Taxation agency’s list is set out below.
The lists are tabled twice a year, once for the financial year and once for the calendar year.
|Senate Order on Non-Corporate Commonwealth Entity Contracts Listing – 1 January 2016 – 31 December 2016||74KB|
|Senate Order on Departmental and Agency Contracts Listing – 1 July 2015 – 30 June 2016||233KB|
|Senate Order on Departmental and Agency Contracts Listing – 1 January 2015 – 31 December 2015||217KB|
|Senate Order on Departmental and Agency Contracts Listing – 1 July 2014 – 30 June 2015||162KB|
|Senate Order on Departmental and Agency Contracts Listing – 1 January 2014 – 31 December 2014||163KB|
|Senate Order on Departmental and Agency Contracts Listing – 1 July 2013 – 30 June 2014||171KB|
|Senate Order on Departmental and Agency Contracts Listing – 1 July 2012 – 30 June 2013||75KB||42KB|
On 18 January 2007 the Hon Peter Dutton MP, Minister for Revenue and Assistant Treasurer, issued a Statement of Expectations to Mr David Vos, Inspector-General of Taxation, and requested a Statement of Intent in response. The Inspector-General issued his Statement of Intent on 8 March 2007. These Statements are part of the implementation of the Government’s response to the Review of the Corporate Governance of Statutory Authorities and Office Holders authored by Mr John Uhrig (commonly referred to as the Uhrig Report).
|Minister’s Statement of Expectations||118KB|
|Inspector-General’s Statement of Intent||42KB|
On 30 March 2007 Mr David Vos, Inspector-General of Taxation and Mr Mike Callaghan, Executive Director, Revenue Group (on behalf of the Secretary to the Treasury), signed a protocol outlining the nature of the co-operative working relationship between their agencies.
|Protocol between the Inspector-General of Taxation and The Treasury||65KB|
On 24 May 2007, Mr David Vos, Inspector-General of Taxation and Mr Michael D’Ascenzo, Commissioner of Taxation, signed a revised protocol outlining the nature of the co-operative working relationship between their agencies.
A new protocol will be developed in due course to reflect the expansion of the IGT’s role to include tax complaints handling.
|Protocol between the Inspector-General of Taxation and the Australian Taxation Office||103KB|
Agency’s total legal services expenditure – $13,342
Agency’s total external legal services expenditure – $13,342
Senate Standing Order on Departmental and Agency Appointments
On 24 June 2008, the Senate agreed to a motion requiring all Australian Government departments and agencies to produce a list of all appointments made by the Government (through Executive Council, Cabinet and ministers) to statutory authorities, executive agencies, advisory boards, government business enterprises and all other Commonwealth bodies, including the term of the appointment and remuneration for the position. A further amendment to the order agreed to by the Senate 12 May 2009 requires departments and agencies to include the place of permanent residence by state or territory of appointees.
The order also requires departments and agencies to produce a list of all existing vacancies to be filled by government appointment to statutory authorities, executive agencies, advisory boards, government business enterprises and all other Commonwealth bodies.
The lists are tabled three times a year commencing in 2011.
Senate Standing Order on Departmental and Agency Grants
On 24 June 2008, the Senate agreed to a motion requiring all Australian Government departments and agencies to produce a list of all grants approved in each portfolio or agency, including the value of the grant, recipient of the grant and the program from which the grant was made.
The lists are tabled three times a year commencing in 2011.
The Inspector-General of Taxation agency lists since 2011 are a nil response.
Public Interest Disclosure Scheme
The Public Interest Disclosure (PID) scheme encourages current or former ‘public officials’ to report suspected ‘disclosable conduct’ such as fraud or other misconduct in the Commonwealth public sector. The PID scheme is not intended to replace existing avenues for complaints and investigations, but supplements them.
For the purposes of the PID scheme, ‘public officials’ include a Commonwealth public servant, member of the Defence Force, appointee of the Australian Federal Police, Parliamentary Service employee, director or staff member of a Commonwealth company, statutory office holder or other person who exercises powers under a Commonwealth law. Organisations or individuals who provide services under a Commonwealth contract and their officers or employees are also included. An ‘authorised officer’, appointed by the agency head to handle disclosures, can also deem an individual to be a ‘public official’ if they reasonably believe the individual has information about wrongdoing and proposes to make a disclosure.
Disclosures to the Inspector-General of Taxation may be made by:
- Writing to ‘Attention PID Authorised Officer, Inspector-General of Taxation, GPO Box 551 Sydney 2001’ – marking envelopes or packaging as ‘Confidential’
- Emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line ‘Confidential – Attention PID Authorised Officer, Inspector-General of Taxation’
- Telephoning the Inspector-General of Taxation office on (02) 8239 2111 and requesting to be transferred to the PID Authorised Officer.
The following procedures are established to assist in managing any occurrences in the Inspector-General of Taxation agency that fall within the definition of public interest disclosures.
|Procedures for Public Interest Disclosures||370KB|
The Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013 allows us to collect your personal information from you when performing our functions under that legislation. Disclosures can be made anonymously but this may limit the level of assistance we can provide. Further information regarding the PID scheme is available at Public Interest Disclosure Scheme.