Australian Taxation Office Text Messages

Over the last week we have been contacted by some concerned clients who have received  ATO text messages.  The ATO recently advised they will contact taxpayers via text message for overdue

form lodgements or overdue payments of GST or Income Tax.

However, the ATO will never ask you to respond via text or ask you to:

– provide personal information

– supply your TFN

– supply credit card or bank account details

– or send you downloadable files/link or ask you to install software.

If you lodge your Business Activity Statements (BAS) through us your tax agent there are extended lodgement dates/payment due dates. Unfortunately the ATO have in the last few days sent texts for overdue BAS’s that may in fact not be overdue.

If you suspect the text is a scam, contact the ATO on 1800 008 540 between 8.00am–6.00pm, Monday to Friday.

We are here to help in any case so please call our office on 5437 9900.

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