As overseas travel became more common in the 1960s, the ATO stopped issuing tax clearance certificates (which had previously reminded Australians planning on travel that they must ensure they had paid all tax owed prior to leaving the country).
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.