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28 September 2016
The Hon Kelly O’Dwyer MP
Minister for Revenue and Financial Services
Canberra ACT 2600
Dear Minister for Revenue and Financial Services
I am pleased to present to you the Annual Report of the Inspector-General of Taxation (IGT) for the year ended 30 June 2016. This report has been prepared in accordance with section 41 of the Inspector-General of Taxation Act 2003 (the IGT Act).
In addition, and as required by the Commonwealth Fraud Control Framework, I certify that I am satisfied that the IGT has in place appropriate fraud control mechanisms that meet the IGT’s needs and that comply with the guidance applying in 2015–16.
Inspector-General of Taxation
List of tables
Table A1: Expenses for Inspector-General of Taxation outcomes
Table A2: Inspector-General of Taxation resource statement for 2015–16
as at Budget May 2015 22
Table 1: Numbers of complaints received and resolved, by agency
Table 2: Total numbers of investigations commenced and completed, by agency
Table 3: Top 5 issues raised in complaints
Table 4: IGT speaking engagements in 2015–16
Table 5: IGT reviews and their status at 30 June 2016
Table 6: Recommendations in publicly released IGT reports during 2015–16
Table 7: Salary scales — non-SES
Table 8: Salary scales — SES
Table 9: Operative staff by classification and gender
Table 10: Operative staff by equal employment opportunity target group
Table 11: Advertising costs for 2015–16 81
Table 12: Alignment of Portfolio Budget Statement and Corporate Plan performance criteria
List of figures
Figure 1: Inspector-General of Taxation executive structure
Figure 2: Outcome and programme structure
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