Review of the CDDA Scheme in relation to the Australian Taxation Office and Small Business

On 25 February 2019, the Government announced the appointment of Robert Cornall AO, a former Secretary of the Attorney-General’s Department, to lead a review of the Compensation for Detriment caused by Defective Administration Scheme (CDDA Scheme).

The review will consider the operation of the CDDA Scheme by the Australian Taxation Office in relation to small business.

The aim of the review is to ensure that small business has access to a fair and transparent system for administrative review of small business tax disputes falling under the CDDA Scheme.

View the Terms of Reference.

The Ministers’ press release is available.

The Review will be consulting with small business, the ATO, the Inspector General of Taxation, and other bodies responsible for external reviews, such as the Office of the Commonwealth Ombudsman.

If you would like to submit information for consideration by the review, please do so by 17 April 2019 (see email address and other contact details below).

Mr Cornall has been asked to report to the Government in mid-2019.

For more information about the review, please contact the CDDA Review Secretariat.

CDDA Review Secretariat Details:

Ms Annabell Shaw | T: 02 6215 3581 | E:

Last updated: 22 March 2019