Outcome and program structure

For 2015–16, we had one outcome delivered through 23 programs, including the ATO, Australian Business Register (ABR), Tax Practitioners Board (TPB), Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC), and 19 administered programs.

The Australian Valuation Office ceased providing services on 30 June 2014.

The TPB and ACNC operate independently of the ATO but are included in our program structure and under our outcome.

ATO Outcome Statement

Confidence in the administration of aspects of Australia’s taxation and superannuation systems through helping people understand their rights and obligations, improving ease of compliance and access to benefits, and managing non-compliance with the law.

Program 1.1

Australian Taxation Office

The objective of the ATO is to administer aspects of Australia’s tax and superannuation systems by:

  • making it as easy as possible for taxpayers to participate
  • ensuring effective strategies are in place to deal with non-compliance
  • ensuring that multinational enterprises pay the correct tax on their economic activity in Australia
  • working in collaboration with other agencies, jurisdictions and international authorities
  • developing and supporting the capability of its people and of others in the system.

Program 1.2

Tax Practitioners Board

The objective of the Tax Practitioners Board is to ensure that tax agent services are provided to the public in accordance with appropriate standards of professional and ethical conduct.

Program 1.3 

Australian Business Register

The ABR undertakes work to enable streamlined interactions between businesses and government.

Program 1.4

Australian Valuation Office

The AVO ceased trading on 30 June 2014.

Program 1.5

Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission

The ACNC provides independent determination and registration of charities, health promotion institutions, and public benevolent institutions for all Commonwealth purposes.

Programs 1.6–1.24

Administered Programs

1.6 Australian Screen Production Incentive

1.7 Cleaner Fuels Grant Scheme 

1.8 Conservation Tillage Refundable Tax Offset

1.9 Exploration Development Incentive

1.10 Fuel Tax Credits Scheme

1.11 National Rental Affordability Scheme

1.12 Product Stewardship for Oil

1.13 Research and Development Tax Incentive

1.14 Seafarer Tax Offset

1.15 Baby Bonus

1.16 Education Tax Refund

1.17 First Home Saver Accounts

1.18 Low Income Superannuation Contribution

1.19 Private Health Insurance Rebate

1.20 Super Co-contribution Scheme

1.21 Superannuation Guarantee Scheme

1.22 Targeted Assistance Through the Taxation System

1.23 Interest on Overpayments and Early Payments of Tax

1.24 Bad and Doubtful Debts and Remissions



Due to their independence, the Tax Practitioners Board and the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission each produce their own annual report. The reports are available at tpb.gov.au and acnc.gov.au. The Australian Valuation Office (AVO) ceased operation on 30 June 2014 but remains in our financial statements for three years to finalise all accounts.