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  • Help us stamp out black economy activity

    Do you know or suspect a business taking part in phoenix, tax evasion or black economy activities?

    Businesses participating in these activities are gaining a competitive advantage over your business and offering your customers lower prices. Not only does this disadvantage your business, but all businesses doing the right thing. It also has a big impact on the community.

    If you know or suspect an operation disadvantaging your business and the community by undertaking these types of activities, let us know.

    The Black Economy Taskforce estimates the black economy is costing the community as much as $50 billion each year, which is approximately three percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP). This is money that the community is missing out on for vital public services like schools and roads.

    How to report

    We launched our new and improved Tax Integrity Centre on 1 July. This provides you with a single point of contact to report information to us by:

    • completing a tip-off form on our website or in the contact us section of the ATO app available from the app store
    • phoning 1800 060 062.

    All tip-offs are confidential and can be anonymous. However, providing your contact information means we can clarify or expand on the information reported if needed. We will only contact you if you tell us it is ok.

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    Last modified: 28 Jun 2019QC 59482