• Paul Meissner

Neil Olesen ATO 2nd Commissioner

On the eve of Neil finishing up with the ATO after 35+ years, From the Trenches had an exclusive interview to discuss tax administration had changed over the last 35 years. Rarely do accountants hear such a candid view from inside the ATO.

We explore some of the immense changes the ATO have gone through, what Neil is most proud of, tax avoidance and the management of it has changed, as well as balancing ensuring compliance without undue burden.