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  • Employers and other withholding payers

    Privacy notice



    This information may not apply to the current year. Check the content carefully to ensure it is applicable to your circumstances.

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    Subdivision 16C of Schedule 1 to the Taxation Administration Act, 1953 requires every employer and withholding payer to provide the Commissioner of Taxation with an annual report relating to all payments made that were subject to the withholding system. The law specifies the items of information the withholding payer's report must contain, including each payee’s name, address, tax file number and amount of income paid to them.

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

    • benefit payment agencies like Services Australia
    • 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.

    For more information about privacy or if you believe your privacy has been compromised:

    • Phone our Privacy Hotline on 1300 661 542
    • write to us at the address below.

    Australian Taxation Office
    GPO Box 9990
    [insert the name and postcode of your capital city]

    For example;

    Australian Taxation Office
    GPO Box 9990
    SYDNEY NSW 2001

    See also  

    This page provides an overview of the types of information we may receive from employers and other withholding payers.
      Last modified: 11 Feb 2019QC 42365