Thu 12 Mar 2015

Review of the administration of the fuel Tax Credit processes:

The ATO has advised that they are keen to streamline the administrative processes behind the administration of the fuel tax credit system. Given the significant impact of this system on CCF Members, we would like to gain from you your thoughts in the following areas so we might put a national response together in the interests of all CCF Members.

To assist us in this, would you be so kind as to provide your responses to the following questions:

  • What parts of the current fuel tax credit system, or the ATO’s administration of it, are contractors happy with and want to remain unchanged?
  • What are the main irritants in the system, or the ATO’s administration of it, for contractors?
  • Are there any specific changes contractors would like the ATO to consider, or areas which you think could be improved?
  • How does industry typically acquire their fuel and what invoicing/payment arrangements do they have in place?
  • What influences their decision in how/where they acquire their fuel?

When calculating fuel tax credit claims…

  • What methods/systems/processes do contractors use?
  • What source documents do contractors generally rely on?
  • How do contractors deal with apportionment, if relevant to their business?

So that your responses can feed into the CCF National position paper that is being prepared, could you please forward your responses to jstewart@ccfvic.com.au before close of business 20 March, 2015.

CCF National President; Tony Baulderstone and I will be meeting with ATO representatives on this matter on 30 March to provide preliminary responses to the ATO.

Thank you in anticipation of your involvement.

If you have any questions regarding this, please contact CCF Victoria on (03) 9822 0900.