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We're recruiting to expand our workforce and we want people like you with specialist skills to apply for our jobs.

Last updated 27 March 2024

If you have experience and are interested in working with us, we’d like to hear from you through our job registerExternal Link.

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Specialist support to deliver key government initiatives

If you're looking for a rewarding career, join us to help people do the right thing. You'll lead diverse and challenging projects that help fund critical services and infrastructure for the Australian community.

In 2021–22, we collected $648 billion in tax. Our net tax collections were up 14% from the previous year, which was a $64 billion increase. We also achieved total revenue effects of $15.5 billion through our activities to improve taxpayer compliance.

One key contributor to driving these positive revenue outcomes for the community is the Tax Avoidance Taskforce (TAT).

The TAT helps address tax avoidance by:

  • optimising tax performance of large corporate groups and ensuring they pay the right amount of tax, with an increased focus on medium and emerging large businesses
  • increasing scrutiny for private groups and high wealth individuals. This focus will improve tax governance and reduce profit shifting and failing to disclose foreign sourced income
  • pursuing intermediaries and promoters of tax avoidance schemes
  • preventing abuse of trusts and high-risk trust arrangements.

The growth of this capability provides the opportunity for energetic, focused and driven people to join the ATO.

Jobs in the Tax Avoidance Taskforce

The taskforce ensures multinational enterprises, large public and private businesses (and associated individuals) pay the right amount of tax in Australia. We have jobs for a mix of highly specialised candidates with targeted expertise, as well as general tax officers, to deliver compliance activities working in our:

  • Client Engagement group – we administer tax and super systems through working with the community.
  • Smarter Data program – we drive the evolution of data use through analytics integration, data democratisation and visualisation, artificial intelligence and more.
  • Law Design and Practice group – we ensure the tax and super laws are informed, understood, administered and applied with confidence.

Meet Simon, Assistant Commissioner

Simon speaks about his experience working at the ATO.

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Work with us

Join the ATO and experience work variety that gives you endless career opportunities within one organisation.

If you are ready for a job with:

  • meaningful, diverse and challenging work
  • unique work that will shape your career path and help you stand out from the crowd
  • genuine flexibility to pursue both professional and personal goals.

We are looking to fill jobs with:

We’d like to hear from you, if you have experience in any of these fields and you are interested in working with us. You can add your details to the employment registerExternal Link and we'll contact you if we identify job opportunities that suit your skills. You may also like to set up a job alertExternal Link to be advised of jobs suited to you.

Find more information about what we can offer you and search for jobs on our ATO CareersExternal Link portal.

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Our Client Engagement group plays a vital role in administering the tax and super systems.

Our people in the Smarter Data program work with one of the largest data collections in the Australian Government.

We ensure the tax and super laws are informed, understood, administered and applied with confidence and integrity.

Investigate major white-collar fraud and help us identify tax avoidance. Apply now.

Be a leader in the application of economic, statistical and behavioural research methods. Apply now.

Deliver work that makes an impact in a law, prosecution or litigation role. Apply now.

Make an impact, shape the tax and super system and let your expertise benefit all Australians. Apply now.

Make a positive impact on the taxation system on a national and international scale. Apply now.

If you have experience and are interested in working with us, apply for our specialist roles today.