In a media release issued on 19 June 2009, the ATO warned people to be wary of a fraudulent email being circulated that claims to offer a 30% discount on their taxes. The email uses the ATO logo and the words ‘Cut Off Taxes Program (COTP) has been released - Join Now’ in the subject heading. The email asks people to click on a link which directs them to a bogus ATO website and asks them to register for the program by supplying their tax file number. The Commissioner, Michael D’Ascenzo, said anyone who receives the email should delete it immediately.
For a copy of the ATO media release, No 2009/45, 19 June 2009, go here