The objective of the audit was to ascertain and report to Parliament on the Australian Taxation Office's administration of the Fringe Benefits Tax and to identify opportunities for improvement. The ANAO identified five key issues relevant to the effective administration of FBT:

  • knowledge of the taxpayer base;
  • education of taxpayers;
  • client service - advice handling;
  • other enforcement activities - audits and reviews; and
  • the systems required to support the administration of FBT, including staff skills and training information systems.