9 August 2021
Dear FOI Applicant
I refer to your email seeking documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1982
The standard timeframe for processing requests under the FOI Act is 30 days.
However, section 15AA of the FOI Act enables this timeframe to be extended by agreement.
Due to the nature of the searches that are required to identify any documents that
correspond to the description in your request, and the demands that the COVID-19 context
is placing on the ATO resources that would conduct those searches, I email to seek your
agreement to extend the timeframe for our response to this request by 30 days, which would
result in our response to you being due by 15 September 2021. We will of course continue
our work in relation to your request, and will respond earlier if we are able to do so.
Australian Taxation Office