As at September 2023, Deloitte Australia has reasonable confidence that the policy and procedures, which facilitate compliance with the Principles, operated effectively over the past 12 months.
Deloitte Australia has adopted the voluntary Australian tax advisory firm governance principles (Principles) developed by the four largest large tax advisory firms in conjunction with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) and the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB).
We recognise that a well-functioning tax system is critical to the Australian community and that we have an important role to perform in the effective operation of the Australian tax system.
There is a comprehensive regulatory regime in place governing the conduct of the provision of tax services by our firm, including significant review powers of the ATO, the TPB’s Code of Conduct, Accounting Professional and Ethical Standards and firm specific risk management frameworks. There are also ethical and professional obligations to act in the best interests of our clients.
The Principles complement these regulations and practices and will promote further confidence and trust in the system. The Principles contain a requirement for an annual compliance statement which will be effective from 2023.