As indicated in my last post, the Australian Treasury is seeking submissions on priorities for updating Australia’s tax treaty network. Fix the Tax Treaty! has made a submission. This post explains what you can do to help.
Now that we have finalised our submission, it’s time for you to add your voice to the demand for an updated tax treaty. Here’s what you can do:
- Make your own submission to Treasury (the deadline is 31 October). You can attach our submission as an appendix and voice your support for our proposed solutions. In writing your submission follow the submission guidelines and be aware that submissions may be made public.
- Write to your Member of Parliament. Attach your submission (if you made one) and ours. Include your personal story and let your MP know how important this is to you. Tell them that Australia should be advocating for its own citizens and residents by reforming the Australia-US tax treaty.
- If you do make a submission or write your MP, consider letting us know or even sending us a copy (firstname.lastname@example.org). It will help our future strategy to know how much support we have and which MPs have been contacted.
Thank you to everyone who commented on our draft on Facebook. Your help was invaluable.
You can download our submission here.