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Student Visa and Temporary Work Visa Holders - Are You Currently Being Investigated for Tax Fraud?

One million student and temporary work visa holders tax records to be targeted for tax fraud by the Australian Tax Office (ATO).

 

It is most noteworthy that Student Visa holders and 457 visa holders, which together account for hundreds of thousands of visa holders currently in Australia, are being targeting by the ATO.

 

The visa subclasses to be data matched by Australian Tax Office (ATO) are the following:  “Subclasses 406, 410, 411, 415, 416, 417, 418, 419, 420, 421, 422, 423, 424, 426, 427, 428, 442, 457, 462, 570, 571, 572, 573, 574, 575, 576, 580”

The period of time to be data matched is: “between the period 01/01/2012 and 30/6/2014 inclusive from the Department of Immigration and Citizenship for the 2012, 2013 and 2014 income years.

The ATO aims to “to identify potential fraud, and other non compliance with lodgment and payment obligations under taxation law.

For more details visit original notice from Commissioner of Taxation:

http://www.comlaw.gov.au/Details/C2013G00598

An article from the Age reporting on the data matching:

http://www.watoday.com.au/opinion/political-news/visa-holders-targeted-for-tax-fraud-20130425-2igin.html

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