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  • Tax Integrity Centre

    The Tax Integrity Centre (TIC) is the community's single point of contact to report information on suspected or known phoenix, tax evasion and black economy activity.

    We use the information you provide to ensure the integrity of the tax and superannuation systems.

    The TIC also:

    • makes better use of the information you provide through enhanced analytics
    • strengthens protections for those reporting information.

    What you can report

    You can report any known or suspected activity where someone is gaining a competitive advantage by intentionally doing the wrong thing.

    This is not just limited to tax issues. It involves behaviours such as:

    • demanding or paying for work cash in hand to avoid obligations
    • not reporting or under-reporting income
    • underpayment of wages
    • bypassing visa restrictions and visa fraud
    • identity fraud
    • Australian business number (ABN), goods and services tax (GST), and duty fraud
    • illegal drugs and tobacco
    • sham contracting – presenting an employment relationship as a contracting arrangement
    • phoenixing – deliberately liquidating and re-forming a business to avoid obligations
    • excise evasion
    • money laundering
    • unregulated gambling
    • counterfeit goods.

    How you can make a difference

    We are committed to tackling phoenix, tax evasion and black economy behaviour. The information you provide helps us do that.

    When we receive information through a tip-off, we will consider it. Even if we don’t take immediate action, the information you provide is still very important to us. It helps us understand industry trends and emerging issues and forms part of our engagement strategies.

    Due to privacy and taxpayer confidentiality laws, we won’t be able to inform you of the outcome of the information you provide. We also won’t be able to provide you with progress updates.

    Remember, when you make a tip-off you help keep the system fair for everyone.

    Making a tip-off

    If you suspect or know about phoenix, tax evasion, or black economy behaviour, we want to hear about it. To find out how to make a tip-off visit Making a tip-off.


    When making a tip-off, you don’t have to identify yourself if you don’t want to.

    However, if you choose to provide your name and contact details, we may use that information:

    • to understand the information you have provided
    • to contact you to seek more information about your tip-off
    • as part of our investigation of the alleged misconduct.

    We will not disclose any information we have which would identify you, except where we are required or authorised by law to do so.

    Our privacy policy contains important information about your privacy, including information about how you can access and seek correction of information we hold about you, how you can complain about a breach of the Australian Privacy Principles or the Privacy Code, and how we will deal with any privacy complaint.

    See also:

    Contact us

    • Phone us on 1300 661 542 for more information about our privacy policy, if you have questions about privacy or want to report an instance where you suspect your privacy has been compromised.
    • Write to us at the address below

    Australian Taxation Office
    GPO Box 9990
    [insert the name and postcode of your capital city]

    For example:

    Australian Taxation Office
    GPO Box 9990
    SYDNEY NSW 2001

      Last modified: 22 Jan 2020QC 58935