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Report schemes and promoters

How to report tax avoidance or tax evasion schemes and promoters confidentially to the ATO.

Last updated 6 August 2023

Ways to report

You can report a tax avoidance or tax evasion scheme confidentially by:

  • completing the tip-off form on our website or in the ATO app 'contact us' section
  • phone the tip-off hotline on 1800 060 062.

Details to prepare

If possible, you should include the following information:

  • details of the arrangement
  • name and contact details of the adviser, intermediary, facilitator or promoter
  • any other relevant information, such as promotional material, cost of the arrangement, tax advice provided.

What to do if you're offered a scheme

If you are offered a tax avoidance or tax evasion scheme, you should reject it and then report it to us. You should also contact us if you:

  • think you are involved in a tax scheme
  • have concerns about an investment arrangement or a promoter.

Taxpayers who disclose their involvement in a tax scheme could be eligible for a reduction in penalties.

If you suspect that you have already entered into a tax avoidance or tax evasion arrangement, please contact us to correct your position and mitigate your exposure to interest and penalties.

Find more information on making a tip-off and making voluntary disclosures in the approved form.