The Serious Financial Crime Taskforce (SFCT) is a joint agency taskforce that brings the most serious offenders of financial crime to account. You can read past media releases and download audio grabs from this page.
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- Man sentenced for witness tampering in long-running tax evasion caseExternal Link
- Three people charged with exploiting COVID-19 superannuation early release schemeExternal Link
- Plutus payroll founder jailed in Operation Elbrus
- Organised crime investigation charges 12 over complex fraud
- Fourth person jailed for Operation Elbrus
- ATO zeroes in on COVID-19 fraud
- Nowra man convicted for giving false or misleading information to ASIC about shareholdingExternal Link
- Accountant faces court for allegedly helping client evade millions in taxExternal Link
- ASIC asks Federal Court to inquire into conduct of Gold Coast liquidatorExternal Link
- Online fraud syndicate dismantled after allegedly siphoning millions from shares and superannuation accountsExternal Link
- One Year In, J5 Making a Difference
- Action underway against tax evadersExternal Link
- Serious financial crime taskforce smashes Australia's biggest ever tax fraudExternal Link
- Shining a light on offshore tax evasionExternal Link
- ACIC response to Panama papersExternal Link
- Accountant sentenced for a role in hiding client funds offshore to evade taxExternal Link
Financial criminals deceive, cheat and steal from everyone and that's why the Serious Financial Crime Taskforce which includes experts from a range of law enforcement and other agencies is working hard to prevent, detect and disrupt the most serious forms of financial crime and this includes things like offshore tax evasion, illegal phoenix activity and even cybercrime.
Financial criminals deceive, cheat and steal from everyone and that's why the Serious Financial Crime Taskforce is working hard to prevent, detect and disrupt the most serious forms of financial crime and this includes things like offshore tax evasion, illegal phoenix activity and even cybercrime.
We know serious financial crimes can have a serious impact on the community. And that's why we're so excited to have launched an Identikit. This'll help people know the warning signs of serious financial crime like unexplained wealth or large cash payments and what to do if they have any concerns. Anyone who wants to learn more can now do so on the ATO website.
The Identikit we're launching describes the kinds of financial criminals that are deceiving, cheating and stealing from everyday Australians. It includes hard core criminals who are the key instigators and might be connected to crime syndicates. It includes cybercriminals who use technology to facilitate crimes as well as tax cheats and rorters.
The kit we're launching describes the kinds of characters we see in typical scenarios of financial crime in their business model. One group we're targeting that people may encounter is professional enablers. These are the people who use their legal, banking or accounting skills to help facilitate the crimes of others.
If you see something that doesn't feel right or suspect that someone may be involved in serious financial crime just let us know. Anyone can make an anonymous tip-off via the ATO Hotline on 1800 060 062 or by going to ato.gov.au/tipoff
Financial criminals and organised criminals don't respect geographical boundaries, so it is important for regional Australians to better understand serious financial crime. These criminals suck millions of dollars out of our tax system for things that we all rely on such as health and education. So, if local residents do have any suspicions let us know by calling the ATO Tip-off hotline on 1800 060 062 or by going to ato.gov.au/tipoffPast media releases and audio grabs released by the Serious Financial Crime Taskforce (SFCT).