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

    Let us know if you suspect or are aware of any fraudulent, phoenix, tax evasion or black economy activity by reporting it to us.

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    Report a scam

    You can check on any communication that you are not sure about, or report a phone scam, by phoning us on 1800 008 540 from 8.00am–6.00pm (AEST), Monday to Friday. To report unsolicited emails claiming to be from the ATO, forward the entire email to ReportEmailFraud@ato.gov.au.

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    Report phoenix, tax evasion or black economy activity

    We are committed to tackling phoenix, tax evasion or black economy activity and 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 black economy activity report it by:

    • completing the tip-off form. The form is also available in the contact us section of the ATO app.
    • phoning the Black Economy 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

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    Protecting your privacy

    Information provided to us is protected by the Privacy Act 1988.

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    Report a tax planning scheme

    By reporting tax avoidance schemes as early as possible, you can help us prevent people getting caught up in them and facing significant penalties.

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

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    Report unpaid super

    Individuals can visit Unpaid super from my employer if they think their employer isn't paying their super guarantee contribution and they'd like to report them.

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

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    Report fraud or corruption by ATO officers

    If you suspect or are aware of any fraudulent or corrupt activity by an ATO employee or contractor, you can contact Fraud Prevention and Internal Investigations by:

    • phoning to our hotline on 1800 061 187 during business hours Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm Eastern Standard Time.
    • emailing InternalInvestigations@ato.gov.au

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

    Last modified: 01 Jul 2019QC 33504