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21 Jan 2021 ATO News

Notice of a data-matching program

The ATO will acquire motor vehicle registry data from state and territory motor vehicle registry authorities for 2019–20 through to 2021–22. The data items include identification and transaction details.

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COVID-19 changes – excisable alcohol

Excisable alcohol arrangements the ATO has had in place since March 2020 to support businesses affected by COVID-19 are now ending. Contact the ATO if you need support.

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Foreign exchange rates

List of daily, monthly and annual foreign exchange rates. Updated to include monthly rates from the Reserve Bank of Australia for December 2020.

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2020 completed issues

This page displays a list of completed public advice and guidance issues for the 2020 year.

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Serious Financial Crime Taskforce case studies

As a member of the Serious Financial Crime Taskforce (SFCT), the ATO is committed to combating serious financial crime.

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Planned consultation

Details of planned consultations and consultations the ATO is considering. 

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Financial crime

Financial crime is conducted by people who deliberately and dishonestly target financial or revenue systems to extract money and misappropriate or hide illicit funds.

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Illegal tobacco crop seized and destroyed

50.3 tonnes of illicit tobacco seized after a joint operation in Bulga by ABF, the ATO and NSW Police. One man has been charged.

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Tax crime prosecution case studies

The latest ATO prosecution outcomes demonstrate that people who deliberately cheat the tax system will be held to account.

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Protecting your practice

Criminals will take any opportunity to steal valuable client, staff and employee information from your practice. Find out what steps you can take to make your practice more secure and what to do if this happens to you.

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If you've been affected by flooding and need assistance, the ATO can help you sort out your tax affairs.

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