ATO’s motor vehicle data matching program

The ATO has obtained, or will obtain, data identifying all motor vehicles sold, transferred or newly registered in the 2011/12 and 2012/13 income years, where the transfer and/or market value is $10,000 or greater, from all of the State and Territory motor vehicle registering bodies.

Data relating to approximately 2.8 million individuals will be matched against taxpayer records to identify those participating in the cash economy, and/or those who may not be declaring all their income or deliberately avoiding their tax obligations.

The ATO recommends that those identified as being at risk of potentially skimming some or all of their cash takings, running part of their business ‘off-the-books’, or in other ways not reporting all their income, contact them to make a voluntary disclosure of any under-reported amounts.

For more information

For more information regarding this article or its contents, please contact Alex Mineeff from Taxable Accounting on 02 8883 4016.

Alex Mineeff formed Taxable Accounting, to provide professional accounting, taxation, auditing services to individuals and small businesses. Alex is a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA), registered auditor, and is a member of a number of professional bodies, including Australian Society of CPA’s, National Taxation & Accountants Association, and the Taxpayers Association. Alex is also an active member of both the Rotary Club of Norwest Sunrise and the Hills Chamber of Commerce.

Alex Mineeff
Taxable Accounting
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Skycity, 20 Lexington Drive
Bella Vista NSW (Norwest Business Park) 2153

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