What you’ll find in this blog:
- Scam alert – fake TFN and ABN application scams
- The sharing economy and tax – ATO in-language podcast episode
- Share our latest social media posts with your community
Scam alert – fake TFN and ABN application scams
The ATO is seeing an increase in scams involving fake tax file number (TFN) and Australian business number (ABN) applications.
Scammers are telling people they can help them get a TFN or an ABN for a fee. But instead of delivering this service, they’re stealing the person’s money and personal information. Applying for a TFN or an ABN through government services is free. If you’re applying for a TFN or ABN through a tax agent, always check they’re registered with the Tax Practitioners Board.
Find out more about how to verify or report a scam:
- Easy read
- Chinese – Traditional
- Chinese – Simplified
The sharing economy and tax – ATO in-language podcast episode
Listen to the latest episode of the in-language podcast — in Arabic, Mandarin, Korean and Vietnamese — to hear about the sharing economy and your tax obligations. The episode includes information about popular sharing economy activities such as ride-sourcing, how to prepare for your tax return, what records you need to keep and if you need to pay GST.
Listen and share this episode with your community:
Share the latest social media posts with your community
The ATO’s Community Voices video series features people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds who share their experiences navigating life in Australia. This month Shane talks about his experience learning about the Australian tax and super system and how the in-language resources on the ATO website assisted him.
Watch and share Shane’s story with your community: