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  • Data matching

    Data matching is a powerful administrative and law enforcement tool. Information from a variety of third-party sources is compiled electronically, validated, analysed and used for a range of education and compliance activities.

    Data matching allows us to:

    • pre-fill tax returns, making it easier for everyone to lodge their tax
    • reassure the community that we protect honest people and businesses from unfair competition
    • ensure people and businesses    
      • lodge tax returns and activity statements when required to do so
      • correctly declare their income and claim offsets and other benefits
      • comply with their obligations.
    • detect people and businesses operating outside the tax system
    • detect fraud against the Commonwealth
    • recover debt.

    We run our data matching programs throughout the year, specifically when you lodge your tax return as well as after you receive your tax assessment.

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