Date posted: 2/04/2020 2 min read

Joint submission regarding deceased estates

Requests amendments to stop ATO officers being exposed to prison sentences if they talk to a tax agent appointed by an executor.

Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, Corporate Tax Association, CPA Australia, Institute of Public Accountants, Law Council of Australia and The Tax Institute (the Joint Bodies) endorse the submission prepared by STEP Australia dated 2 April 2020 (STEP Australia Submission) concerning the Taxation Administration (Remedial Power – Disclosure of Protected Information by Taxation Officers) Determination 2020.

It requests a minor amendment to the existing legislation as a separate schedule to the amending legislation to overcome the drafting problem which exposed ATO officers to prison sentences if they talked to a tax agent appointed by an executor.