The ATO are now sourcing information on registered voters from the Commonwealth electoral roll, refreshing the data every three months, and utilising it in a data matching program.
The details that will be acquired include:
- name of the registered voter
- their residential address
- sex of the registered voter
- date of birth, and
The objective of this data matching program is to identify taxpayers that are not registered with the ATO when they are required to be, locate taxpayers that may have outstanding taxation or superannuation lodgement or payment obligations and identify potential instances of taxation or superannuation fraud.
The ATO are working very hard to find anyone who is attempting to defraud the Commonwealth. I for one, appreciate their efforts!