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Australian Taxation Office

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The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is the principal revenue collection agency of the Australian Government.

Our role and responsibilities

Our role is to effectively manage and shape the tax and superannuation systems that support and fund services for Australians, including:

  • collecting revenue
  • administering the goods and services tax (GST) on behalf of the Australian states and territories
  • administering a range of programs that provide transfers and benefits to the community
  • administering the major aspects of Australia’s superannuation system
  • being custodian of the Australian Business Register.

We operate under the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, within the Treasury portfolio, and are accountable under the Public Service Act 1999.

Our vision

We aim to be a leading tax and superannuation administration, known for our contemporary service, expertise and integrity.

We are committed to advancing our strategic direction. Our purpose is to contribute to the economic and social wellbeing of Australians by fostering willing participation in our tax and superannuation systems.

We aim to achieve taxpayer confidence in the Australian tax and superannuation systems by helping people understand their rights and obligations, improving ease of compliance and access to benefits, and managing non-compliance with the law.

Work with us

At the ATO, our people have vision.

We’re building a leading tax and superannuation administration; and business registry service known for contemporary service, expertise and integrity.

We are committed, innovative and our achievements are celebrated.

We offer a diverse, inclusive and welcoming environment for everyone.

We create an environment where our people can bring their unique and best selves to the workplace and the work they do.

We’re proud to be recognised as one of the leading APS agencies for diversity and inclusion. Our 2024 Diversity and Inclusion Strategy is our formal commitment to lifting diversity and inclusion to the next level at the ATO.

We’re empowered – we collaborate across boundaries and engage with our clients and partners to deliver real outcomes.

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