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Spike in email scams as 31 October tax deadline looms

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This information can be found on the ATO website:

With only a month left for people who prepare their own tax return to lodge, the ATO is warning taxpayers to protect their personal and financial details following a sharp spike in reports of tax-related email scams.  Since June, reports from the public of phishing scams have quadrupled to 15,441 compared with just 3,586 during the same period last year. 

“While the public is reporting scam emails to ATO in increasing numbers, scammers are also becoming more sophisticated in the way they trick taxpayers into handing over their personal details,” Tax Commissioner Chris Jordan said.

“We advise people to be vigilant of emails that mimic the ATO’s online publications. Think very carefully before clicking on links and attachments in emails or on social networking sites.

“The ATO will never send taxpayers an email asking them to confirm, update or disclose confidential information including your name, date of birth, home address, passwords or credit card details.”

 

Tips to protect yourself and your identity Protect your identity by protecting all your personal details, including your tax file number.

Only certain people and organisations can ask for your tax file number. Do not provide your tax file number online unless you are certain about the authenticity of the person requesting it.

The public can report emails purporting to be from the ATO by forwarding the email to ReportEmailFraud@ato.gov.au.

If you think you may have been the victim of a scam, or that your identity has been stolen, contact the ATO immediately by phoning 1800 060 062 (8.00am–6.00pm, Monday to Friday).

For more information on how to report and protect yourself from scams visit ato.gov.au/onlinesecurity.

 

Lodge before 31 October to avoid penalties People who prepare their own tax return only have until the 31 October to meet their lodgment deadline.

The quickest and easiest way to lodge on time is by using e-tax. Over 2 million people have already lodged online with over 220,000 using the new e-tax for Mac.

E-tax can be downloaded free from the ATO website at ato.gov.au/etax.

If you are using a tax agent for the first time or a different tax agent to last year, you need to contact them before 31 October.

Visit tpb.gov.au to check that your tax agent is registered.

It is important to check that all the information in your return is correct before lodging. Make sure that you include all income, only claim deductions or offsets you are entitled to, and accurately record your personal information.

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Sinan Demir

Sinan graduated with a degree in Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Accounting and Commercial Law, and is currently a fully qualified CPA.

Sinan has over 18 years of accounting experience, and has a wealth of knowledge in accounting and tax matters, relating to small to medium enterprises.

 

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