Judging Panel: Hoa Wood


Hoa Wood

Hoa Wood
Deputy Commissioner, Individuals and Intermediaries
Australian Taxation Office

Hoa Wood has over 20 years’ experience in tax administration both in ATO and at the Treasury. In Hoa’s current role, she is responsible for the delivery of improved outcomes for Individuals not in business that make it easier and simpler for them to comply with their tax obligations. This includes education programs, consultation, online services, advice and guidance and audits. Hoa also has a focus on improving the experience for Intermediaries, particularly as tax professionals are key stakeholders in supporting taxpayers to meet their obligations.

In 2018 Hoa was awarded the CAANZ’s Leadership in Government Award for Outstanding Contribution in Public Administration. This award recognises public sector leaders who have played a key role in the development and implementation of Government Policy and focussed on those leaders who have actively encouraged and created innovation based on present or over the horizon thinking.

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  • Fact 9

    The Australian Taxation Office started as the Commissioner of Land Tax in 1910 with a dozen employees. It was based in the Department of Treasury, situated in Melbourne, which was the seat of the Commonwealth Parliament until 1927.

Fringe benefits tax (FBT)

A tax payable on a non-salary benefit to an employee. The employer pays the tax, not the employee.

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