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  • Enhanced ATO enforcement against the black economy

    The ATO is implementing an enhanced enforcement strategy to better target those doing the wrong thing, making it fairer for those doing the right thing. This is a key part of the government's action plan to combat the black economy.

    This work covers a wide range of ATO activities, including:

    • ensuring taxpayers meet their lodgment obligations
    • protecting the rights of employees and their super, pay as you go (PAYG) withholding and fringe benefits tax (FBT) entitlements
    • strengthening the integrity of the tax system and providing a level playing field for small business
    • highly-visible mobile strike teams to protect honest businesses from unfair competition by addressing black economy activities
    • leveraging the efforts of tax practitioners
    • prosecuting the worst offenders
    • using data and technology to better target black economy participants through a new Tax Integrity Centre that will allow the community to report suspected or known black economy, tax evasion and illegal phoenix activities to a Black Economy Hotline and improve government data analytics
    • a continued focus on prevention and helping taxpayers make the right decisions and take action through education.
      Last modified: 30 Apr 2019QC 58689