As we enter tax season, we would like to warn you that a number of tax related scams are currently doing the rounds. The scams are of differing levels of sophistication - generally advising that you either have an unexpected refund or an outstanding tax debt and then asking you to transfer money, provide personal information and/or credit card or banking details.
Signs that the correspondence is not from the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) include:
The ATO provides services that allow you to verify correspondence:
If you get a call, email or text that appears to be suspicious, please be vigilant and contact your tax advisor so they can verify whether it is genuinely from the ATO.