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Preliminaries

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The contact officer to whom enquiries regarding this report may be directed:

Mr Peter Glass
GPO Box 551
SYDNEY NSW 2001

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GPO Box 551
Sydney NSW 2001

25 September 2018

The Hon Stuart Robert MP
Assistant Treasurer
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Dear Assistant Treasurer

I am pleased to present to you the Annual Report of the Inspector-General of Taxation (IGT) for the year ended 30 June 2018. This report has been prepared for the purposes of section 46 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 and in accordance with section 41 of the Inspector-General of Taxation Act 2003.

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 2017–18.

Yours sincerely

[SIGNED]

Ali Noroozi
Inspector-General of Taxation


List of Tables

Table 1 The five most common issues raised in complaints during 2017–18
Table A1 Expenses for Inspector-General of Taxation outcomes
Table A2 Inspector-General of Taxation resource statement for 2017–18 as at Budget May 2017
Table 2 Numbers of complaints received and resolved
Table 3 Numbers of investigations commenced and completed
Table 4 Complaints handling feedback survey results
Table 5 IGT speaking engagements during 2017–18
Table 6 IGT reviews and their status at 30 June 2018
Table 7 Implementation status of Agreed Business Improvements
Table 8 Salary scales — non SES staff
Table 9 Salary scales — SES staff
Table 10 Operative staff by classification and gender
Table 11 Operative staff by equal employment opportunity target group
Table 12 Advertising costs for 2017–18
Table 13 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 program structure