ATO News Feed

The Australian Tax Office regularly publishes updates and new information for individuals and companies.

The 20 latest of these updates are listed on this page.

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    • Matters under consultation
      Matters we are consulting the community on, including their current status and purpose, who we are consulting, and when they are expected to be completed.
    • Tax crime prosecution results
      Serious tax-related fraud offences are investigated by the ATO, sometimes in partnership with the AFP, and referred where appropriate to the CDPP to consider prosecution. Summary offences under the Tax Administration Act 1953 are prosecuted by the ATO. These include failing to lodge returns or keep records, making false or misleading statements and not respo […]
    • ATO posts review for online rentals television grabs
      The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is launching an extensive data-matching program to identify taxpayers receiving income from short term rentals. Information from online platform sharing sites for around 190,000 Australians will be examined to identify taxpayers who have left out rental income and over-claimed deductions.
    • Protecting honest business
      We protect honest businesses and identify those who gain an unfair advantage by not meeting all their tax and superannuation obligations.
    • Annual vacancy fee return for foreign owners - you may need to lodge
      Under legislation introduced in December 2017, foreign owners of residential dwellings in Australia are required to lodge an annual vacancy fee return.
    • Latest serious tax crime investigation results
      The ATO’s Criminal Investigation area investigates those who commit tax crime. This summary lists the outcomes of serious tax crime investigations over the period July to December 2017. They are the result of combined efforts by the ATO and our partner agencies who, with community support, keep our tax and superannuation systems fair.
    • Checking for known system issues
      There are several steps you can take to check for system issues. Find out what you can do, and what resources we make available to help you.
    • ATO posts review for online rentals
      The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is launching an extensive data-matching program to identify taxpayers receiving income from short term rentals. Information from online platform sharing sites for around 190,000 Australians will be examined to identify taxpayers who have left out rental income and over-claimed deductions.
    • Illicit Tobacco Taskforce strikes again
      The Illicit Tobacco Taskforce (ITTF) has seized and destroyed 1.5 tonnes of tobacco with a potential excise value of more than $1.3 million from a property near Grafton in New South Wales.
    • SRF711.0 quarterly report
      SuperStream Benchmarking Report (SRF711.0) quarterly report: Status and trends in contributions processing by superannuation entities (1 September 2017 – 31 December 2017).
    • News and updates
      News and updates for annual investment income reporting (AIIR) and quarterly TFN/ABN reporting.
    • Rental Bond 20 September 1985 to 2019-20 financial year data matching protocol
      Real Property Rental Bond Data - 20 September 1985 to 2019-20 financial years data matching program protocol.
    • Data matching protocols
      We prepare and publish a protocol for each of our data matching programs to explain the program's purpose, what data is collected and how the data will be used.
    • GST Stewardship Group Minutes 25 May 2018
      GST Stewardship Group record of meeting, 25 May 2018.
    • Sharing Economy Accommodation 2016-17 to 2019-20 financial years data matching protocol
      Accommodation facilitators - 2016-17 to 2019-20 financial years data matching program protocol