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  • Applying for Commonwealth Government contracts

    From 1 July 2019, there will be a new step in the procurement process for Commonwealth Government contracts over $4 million (including GST). Businesses and their first tier contractors tendering for these contracts must obtain a statement of tax record (STR) showing satisfactory engagement with the tax system.

    We recommend you:

    • refer to your tender request documentation to ensure you meet the requirements
    • keep your tax obligations up to date, including registration, lodgment and payment to ensure you receive a satisfactory STR
    • apply for an STR early to allow time for processing before the tender closing date.

    To prepare for the change, you can request an STR online now. See Statement of tax record to find out more.

    The procurement connected policyExternal Link details the criteria for a satisfactory STR. The guidelines will be refined after the first year and may include additional criteria.

    See also:

    • Black economy
    • Black economy – increasing the integrity of the Commonwealth procurement process 
    Last modified: 19 Jun 2019QC 59357