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Privacy notice for online services for non-residents

Privacy notice for ATO online services for non-residents.

Last updated 4 June 2017

We collect personal information about your authorised contact/s when you use this online service. This personal information may include details that identify an individual. These types of collections include (but are not limited to) information from the individual in their capacity as:

  • an authorised person such as a director
  • a partner in a partnership structure
  • a sole trader.

This notice explains how we manage the personal information we collect.

We are authorised by the Taxation Administration Act 1953 to collect personal information.

We will collect the authorised contact’s [name, business/legal name, role, email address, business and mobile phone numbers] for the purposes of [contacting them to discuss your Australian taxation accounts and to provide information about these taxation accounts to the authorised contact if they contact us].  

If you have provided any Australian tax file number (TFN) relating to you as an individual, we may use it so we can identify you. The Taxation Administration Act 1953 authorises us to ask for your TFN. It is not an offence not to quote an Australian TFN relating to an individual.

Where authorised by law, we may give this information to other government departments and agencies.  The ATO also provides taxpayer information to treaty partners overseas under international tax agreements with many other countries. More information about these treaties is on the ATO website ( The ATO’s privacy policy is also on our website. The policy contains important information about your privacy, including information about how you can access and seek correction of information we hold about you, how to make a complaint if you think we have breached the Australian Privacy Principles and how we will deal with any privacy complaints.

When you use our online systems, we collect certain information from your computer and browser.

Our online services automatically send us usage data using analytics tools including Google Analytics to help improve our services. They do not collect or send your identity. For more information about Google Analytics, go to Google privacy policyExternal Link.

The information you provide on the registration form is secure. If you/we provide information by email please be aware that this may not be secure.