• Postscript

    How to report a tax crime

    Help the ATO ensure everyone pays their fair share of tax. Report information on tax crime to the tax evasion referral centre on 1800 060 062.

    Contact us for information on how to report tax crime or for answers to frequently asked questions.

    Making a voluntary disclosure

    The ATO encourages taxpayers who have made a mistake in relation to their tax affairs to make a voluntary disclosure. This can lead to reductions in shortfall penalties and interest, particularly if the voluntary disclosure is made before the notification of an audit.

    Voluntary disclosures can be made in writing, electronically, by phone, or via other methods available in specific circumstances.

    Read full details about how to make a voluntary disclosure.

    Offshore voluntary disclosures

    Taxpayers with undisclosed income from offshore activities can contact the ATO to make a voluntary disclosure.

    Full details about making a voluntary disclosure, including information on eligibility can be found at www.ato.gov.au/offshorevoluntarydisclosure.

    Websites to watch

    In October, MoneySmart became the public face of the ACC board's campaign on serious and organised investment scams. MoneySmart provides information on how to identify an investment scam, how investment scams work, questions to ask and what to do to protect yourself.

    Consumer Affairs Victoria this month released Stevie's Scam School, a series of six short videos to help small businesses identify common scams to coincide with National Fraud Awareness Week. Watch them at www.consumer.vic.gov.au/scamschool and subscribe for small business updates.

    Information about tax crime can be found on the Tax and Crime page on the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development website.

    For recent events and publications related to money laundering, visit the Australian Institute of Criminology website.

    Commissioner's speeches

    • The road to success
    • Disrupting the business model of crime.

    Find a full list of speeches on the ATO website.


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