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  • Report fraud, phoenix, tax evasion, shadow economy activity, or unpaid super

    How to report scams, tax evasion, shadow economy activity, tax planning scheme, unpaid super or fraud by an ATO officer.

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    Report a scam

    If you receive a communication from the ATO that that you're not sure about, you can:

    • read about how to verify a scam
    • phone us on 1800 008 540 between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm AEST, Monday to Friday.

    To report unsolicited emails that claim to be from the ATO, forward the entire email to ReportEmailFraud@ato.gov.au.

    Report phoenix, tax evasion or shadow economy activity

    We are committed to tackling phoenix, tax evasion or shadow economy activity. You can help us keep the system fair for everyone.

    How to make a tip-off

    It only takes a few minutes to make a tip-off. If you know or suspect phoenix, tax evasion or shadow economy activity, report it by:

    • completing the tip-off form – also available in the contact us section of the ATO app.
    • phoning the ATO tip-off hotline on 1800 060 062.
    • writing to us – mark all letters 'In confidence' and post to

    Australian Taxation Office
    Tax Integrity Centre
    Locked Bag 6050
    DANDENONG  VIC  3175

    Protecting your privacy

    Information provided to us is protected by the Privacy Act 1988. Read our ATO privacy policy.

    If you believe your privacy has been compromised:

    • phone our privacy hotline on 1300 661 542
    • write to us at

    Australian Taxation Office
    GPO Box 9990
    [insert your CAPITAL CITY  STATE  POSTCODE]

    For example

    Australian Taxation Office
    GPO Box 9990
    SYDNEY  NSW  2001

    Report a tax planning scheme

    Report tax planning, tax avoidance or inappropriate super schemes to us as early as possible. This helps us stop people getting caught up in schemes and avoid penalties.

    Contact us to report a tax planning, tax avoidance or super scheme by:

    • completing the tip-off form.– also available in the contact us section of the ATO app
    • phoning the ATO tip-off hotline on 1800 060 062.

    Report unpaid super

    Individuals can visit Unpaid super from my employer if they think their employer isn't paying their super guarantee contribution.

    Third parties, including super funds, unions, government agencies and tax professionals, should contact us directly and report employers that are not meeting their super guarantee or choice of fund obligations.

    Report fraud or corruption by ATO officers

    If you suspect or know about fraudulent or corrupt activity by an ATO employee or contractor, contact Fraud Prevention and Internal Investigations by:

    All reports are treated as strictly confidential. Information you provide will help ensure the integrity of the ATO.

    Last modified: 07 Sep 2022QC 33504