Response to PwC – tax regulator information gathering powers review

7 days left to have your say
Consultation Type
Consultation Paper

Key Documents

This consultation paper examines:

  • whether the Australian Taxation Office’s (ATO) information gathering powers remain fit for purpose and operate to allow the ATO to properly assist the Australian Federal Police to investigate serious criminal offences perpetrated against the tax and superannuation systems.
  • the limitations on the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) using formal information gathering powers prior to commencing a formal investigation.

This consultation paper relates to the priority area identified for action in the government’s PwC response: Strengthening our regulatory arrangements.

The government is seeking stakeholder feedback on preliminary findings and proposals on tax regulator information gathering powers.


You can submit responses to this consultation up until 31 May 2024. Interested parties are invited to comment on this consultation.

While submissions may be lodged electronically or by post, electronic lodgement is preferred. For accessibility reasons, please submit responses sent via email in a Word or RTF format. An additional PDF version may also be submitted.

All information (including name and address details) contained in submissions will be made available to the public on the Treasury website unless you indicate that you would like all or part of your submission to remain in confidence. Automatically generated confidentiality statements in emails do not suffice for this purpose. Respondents who would like part of their submission to remain in confidence should provide this information marked as such in a separate attachment.

Legal requirements, such as those imposed by the Freedom of Information Act 1982, may affect the confidentiality of your submission.

View our submission guidelines for further information.

How To Respond



Address written submissions to:

Director, Governance and Integrity Policy Unit
Law Division
Langton Cres
Parkes ACT 2600