• Advice for tax practitioners

    Criminals may target your practice to access your information and that of your clients. It is prudent to review your security procedures from time to time. They may also use your business to lodge fraudulent statements on their behalf. We recommend you:

    • check the proof of identity for all new clients and question any discrepancies
    • only lodge for clients whose identity you have confirmed
    • ensure your computer security systems are up-to-date and protected against cyber attacks
    • discuss the importance of securing personal information with your staff
    • ensure your staff understand what is appropriate to discuss on social media or via email.

    If you think someone else may have access to your AUSkey, you should cancel it. Then contact us so we can track your TFN for unusual activities.

    Complete our online security questionnaire

    As a taxpayer you can play a big part in protecting your information and making sure it is safe online. We encourage you to remain vigilant, take precautions, address security, and uphold your client and business privacy by assessing your online practices at least quarterly.

    You can use our online security self-assessment questionnaire to:

    • identify areas where you can improve your online practices and processes
    • understand and identify your established online security measures
    • get more information and resources to help improve your online security measures.

    The questionnaire is voluntary and anonymous. None of your personal information is recorded by us

    Next steps:

    Online security self-assessment questionnaire

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    Last modified: 10 Jan 2017QC 50500