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 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.

It allows us to detect people and businesses operating outside the tax system, detect fraud against the Commonwealth, and recover debt.


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    Last modified: 27 Oct 2016QC 42897