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    Privacy notice

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    Regulation 56 in the Income Tax Regulations 1936 requires every investment body (including banks and other financial institutions, public companies with shareholders, and managers of unit trusts) to provide to the Commissioner of Taxation a report relating to all investments the investment body has accepted. Regulation 56 specifies the items of information the investment body’s report must contain, including each investor’s name, address, tax file number and amount of income paid to them by the investment body.

    Taxation law authorises us to give this information to other government departments and agencies, such as:

    • benefit payment agencies like the Department of Human Services
    • state and federal police and other agencies like the Australian Bureau of Statistics
    • Reserve Bank of Australia

    The ATO also provides taxpayer information to treaty partners overseas under international tax agreements with many other counties.

    Our privacy policy contains important information about your privacy, including information about how you can access and seek correction of information we hold about you, how to make a complaint if you think we have breached the Australian Privacy Principles and how we will deal with any privacy complaints.

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    • our privacy policy
    • treaty partners
    • phone us on 1300 661542 for more information about our privacy policy, have questions about privacy or if you wish to report an instance where you suspect your privacy has been compromised.
    • write to us at GPO box 9990 in your capital city.
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      Last modified: 12 Sep 2014QC 42364