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  • Your privacy if you make a tip-off

    If you would like to make a tip-off about suspected tax misconduct, including phoenix, tax evasion, or black economy behaviour, you can do so by completing our tip-off form, phoning 1800 060 062 or writing to us.

    When we receive information through a tip-off, we will consider it. Even if we don’t take immediate action, the information you provide is still very important to us. It helps us understand industry trends and emerging issues and forms part of our engagement strategies.

    Due to privacy and taxpayer confidentiality laws, we won’t be able to inform you of the outcome of the information you provide. We also won’t be able to provide you with progress updates.

    When making a tip-off, you don’t have to identify yourself if you don’t want to. However, if you choose to provide your name and contact details, we may use that information

    • to understand the information you have provided
    • to contact you to seek more information about your tip-off
    • as part of our investigation of the alleged misconduct.

    We will not disclose any information we have which would identify you, except where we are required or authorised by law to do so. Where authorised by law, we may pass on the information that may identify you to other government departments and agencies, including benefit payment agencies such as the Department of Human Services and Health, and law enforcement agencies such as state and federal police. We may also pass on information to treaty partners overseas under international tax agreements.

    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 you can complain about a breach of the Australian Privacy Principles or the Privacy Code, and how we will deal with any privacy complaint.

    Find out more

    • our privacy policy
    • treaty partners
    • phone us on 1300 661 542 for more information about our privacy policy, if you have questions about privacy or wish to report an instance where you suspect your privacy has been compromised.
    • 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

      Last modified: 01 Jul 2019QC 39004