In a media release issued on 29 October 2008, the ATO announced that it has written to 3,122 trustees of self managed super funds offering them a new tax file number (TFN) for their funds. The funds’ existing tax file numbers were on a CD of scanned letters being sent to the ATO via an authorised (door to door) courier from the company contracted to print the letters. The courier received the CD but it was not delivered to the ATO and has gone missing. The Commissioner, Michael D’Ascenzo, said he wanted to assure the community the ATO takes the privacy of their personal details very seriously.
For a copy of the media release, No 2008/53, 29 October 2008, go here