Judging Panel: Alison Lendon

Alison Lendon
Deputy Commissioner, Individuals

Australian Taxation Office

Alison is Deputy Commissioner Individuals in the Australian Taxation Office.  As the individuals client experience owner, Alison has responsibility for improving services and interactions with Individuals from a whole of client perspective across the ATO, to encourage willing participation and influence positively the community’s attitudes towards the tax and super systems.  

Alison has over 30 years’ experience in tax administration across a range of areas including the design and implementation of tax and super laws, leading the administrative design and marketing and communication capabilities, assuring compliance with income tax, excise and super laws and leading major change initiatives.

Alison holds a Masters of Business Administration (Monash University) and a Bachelor of Science (Monash University) and is a Fellow Member of CPA Australia.

  • Fact 24

    One poetic Australian taxpayer wrote to the ATO: 'Spring is sprung, the grass is riz, I wonder where my return iz. My "rego’s" due, my cash is nil, a cheque from you would pay the till'.

Taxable income

Assessable income minus allowable deductions.

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