• Websites to watch

    Crime & Money

    Help us break the link. Stop dirty money in its tracks. See the anti-money laundering and counter terrorism financing laws on the Crime & Money pages on the Attorney-General's Department's website at www.ag.gov.au

    FIDO

    The 'Financial tips and safety checks' page on the Australian Securities and Investments Commission's website offers money tips, advice about financial products, and information about scams and warnings. Go to www.asic.gov.au/fido

    SCAMwatch

    SCAMwatch, at www.scamwatch.gov.au is a website designed to help individuals and small businesses protect themselves from scams. It is administered by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. It tells you how to protect yourself from scams, report a scam, and gives you access to the Little black book of scams.

    Crime fighters

    The Australian Crime Commission works with a number of other agencies in the fight against nationally significant crime. Go to www.crimecommission.gov.au

    Protect your financial identity

    The 'Protect your Financial Identity' website was developed by the Australian Bankers' Association, the Australian High Tech Crime Centre and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission. The website provides information for the public about how to protect financial identity in everyday life and minimise the damage if a problem occurs. Go to www.protectfinancialid.org.au

    How to report a tax crime

    Help the Tax Office ensure everyone pays their fair share of tax. Report information on tax crime to the Tax Evasion Referral Centre on 1800 060 062.

    For information on how to report tax crime online, by mail or fax or for answers to frequently asked questions.

    Making a voluntary disclosure

    The Tax Office encourages taxpayers who have made a mistake in relation to their tax affairs to make a voluntary disclosure. This can lead to reductions in shortfall penalties and interest, particularly if the voluntary disclosure is made before the notification of an audit.

    Voluntary disclosures can be made in writing, electronically, by phone, or via other methods available in specific circumstances.

    Full details about how to make a voluntary disclosure can be found at www.ato.gov.au

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