• Targeting GST compliance

    Overview

    We have received additional funds to implement the GST voluntary compliance program.

    The program focuses on:

    • protecting businesses, taxpayers and the community, by detecting and dealing with taxpayers who deliberately avoid their GST obligations
    • enhancing support and education to encourage taxpayers to willingly meet their GST obligations.

    We want to make sure everyone pays their fair share of tax and that those who do the right thing are not disadvantaged by unfair practices.

    We continue to expand our ability to identify non-lodgers and detect taxpayers who over-claim entitlements, deliberately under-report or omit income, and use cash transactions to hide income and evade tax obligations.

    The following topics describe our approach to GST compliance.

    Our key focus areas

    The program's key focus areas include improving activity statement lodgment, dealing with GST fraud and evasion and reducing GST debt.

    Helping taxpayers to comply
    The support and assistance services we offer to taxpayers to help them meet their tax obligations.

    Protecting taxpayers and the community
    What we do to detect non-compliant GST activities and how we support taxpayers who do the right thing, helping to ensure a level playing field.

    Improved detection
    Additional activities that expand our ability to detect and take action against taxpayers who deliberately avoid complying with their GST obligations.

    Results of the GST Voluntary Compliance Program
    Key results of the GST voluntary compliance program in 2011-12.

    Frequently asked questions

    Frequently asked questions about the GST voluntary compliance program.

      Last modified: 17 Feb 2015QC 23695