Judging Panel: Sally Bektas




Sally Bektas
Assistant Commissioner
Marketing and Communications
Australian Taxation Office


Sally has worked in diverse roles in the private sector, as well as for the Australian Federal Government. Since joining the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) in 2000, Sally has worked in a variety of business lines, including Private Groups and High Wealth Individuals, Micro Enterprise and Individuals and Personal Tax. Sally’s key achievements include being involved in shaping the vision and future strategies for Reinventing the ATO. As the Assistant Commissioner in Marketing and Communications, Sally leads a team to provide marketing and communication strategies and campaigns that target specific audiences. Strategies that provide solutions that are client-focused, integrated, high quality, innovative and creative.

Wacky facts

  • Fact 13

    During World War I, many taxpayers felt that it was their patriotic duty to pay more than their assessed tax. Some were not legally obliged to pay tax but did so and others made payments of double, treble or quadruple the assessed amounts.

Glossary

Indirect taxes

Taxes collected from an individual or business other than the person actually paying the tax, for example, GST.

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