Protect yourself online

To protect your privacy and the privacy of others, never publish or share personal information online, such as your date of birth, tax file number (TFN), bank account details or personal contact details such as your home address.

Remember, any posts you make on our Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn pages are publicly viewable and searchable. Be aware that what you post may remain online indefinitely and can be found through search engines and online archives. You can customise your social media security settings to ensure your profile is only accessible to those you trust.

We will never ask you to pay us money in order to receive your refund, nor will we ask for confidential details, like your TFN, via social media sites or emails. Do not respond to any such requests.

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Our posts may include active hyperlinks to direct you to more information on the ATO website and partner sites.

Remember to always check the target address (URL) of the page you are visiting to ensure the site is genuine by hovering the mouse over it. If you are unsure, do not click; rather, copy and paste the URL into your browser.

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    Last modified: 01 Mar 2016QC 22711