13 Nov 13 Warning over income tax fraud scheme
In a joint media release, No 2013/34, issued with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, the ATO advises that the Australian Federal Police (AFP), Australian Taxation Office (ATO) and the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) have issued a warning against persons participating in recent taxation fraud schemes.
The warning comes after the agencies recently disrupted an organised criminal syndicate allegedly stealing information and creating fictitious payment summaries to obtain fraudulent refunds.
Evidence also suggests individuals are allegedly being recruited to lodge the fraudulent ITRs with tax agents and collect the refunds once issued by the ATO.
For a copy of the media release, go here