Date Gazette Number Name of Project Description of Project
28 July 2010 GN29 Online Selling Sites Data Matching Program

Enables the ATO to:

  • better understand and address the compliance behaviour of taxpayers involved with online selling through electronic bulk matching of data to identify potential ATO activity; and
  • be more strategic in its approach to ATO business activities, with the aim of encouraging taxpayers to voluntarily comply with their taxation obligations.
8 September 2010 GN35 Education Tax Refund Data Matching Project

Enables the ATO to:

  • address non-compliance with lodgment and debt payment through electronic bulk matching data to identify potential ATO activity; and
  • be more strategic in its approach to ATO business activities.
22 September 2010 GN37 Property and Share Data Matching Program

Enables the ATO to:

  • address non-compliance with Capital Gains Tax, Income Tax and Goods and Services Tax;
  • check and assess correct completion and assessment of property transactions in business activity statements and income tax returns to;
  • administer fuel tax credits;
  • provide education to taxpayers who may not be aware of their obligations in relation to these types of transactions; and
  • be more strategic in its approach to business activities.
22 September 2010 GN37 Motor Vehicle Data Matching Program

Enables the ATO to:

  • understand and address non-compliance behaviour of taxpayers through the electronic bulk matching data to identify potential ATO activity; and
  • be more strategic in its approach to ATO business activities, with the aim of encouraging taxpayers to voluntarily comply with their taxation obligations.
10 November 2010 GN44 Credit and Debit Card Data Matching Program

Enables the ATO to:

  • address non-compliance behaviour of taxpayers through the electronic bulk matching data;
  • to identify potential ATO activity; and
  • be more strategic in its approach to ATO business activities, with the aim of encouraging taxpayers to voluntarily comply with their taxation obligations.
1 December 2010 GN47 Nation Building, Economic Stimulus Payments Data Matching Project

Enables the ATO to:

  • address non-compliance with tax obligations through electronic bulk matching data to identify potential ATO activity; and
  • be more strategic in its approach to ATO business activities.
30 March 2011 GN12 PSI Data Matching Project

Enables the ATO to:

  • identify and address non-compliance through electronic bulk data matching; and
  • be more strategic in its approach to ATO business activities.
26 October 2011 GN42 Education Tax Refund Data Matching Project

Enables the ATO to:

  • identify and address non-compliance with taxation obligations with taxpayers claiming the education tax refund through electronic bulk matching; and
  • be more strategic in its approach to ATO business activities.
16 November 2011 GN45 Legal Profession Data Matching Project

Enables the ATO to:

  • identify people outside the taxation system; and
  • address non-compliance with lodgment and debt payment.
16 November 2011 GN45 Dependent Spouse Tax Offset Data Matching Project

Enables the ATO to:

  • identify and address non-compliance with taxation obligations with taxpayers claiming the dependant spouse tax offset through electronic bulk matching; and
  • be more strategic in its approach to ATO business activities.
16 November 2011 GN45 WorkCover Data Matching Project

Enables the ATO to:

  • address non-compliance with lodgment and debt payment through electronic bulk matching data to identify potential ATO activity; and
  • be more strategic in its approach to ATO business activities.
16 November 2011 GN45 DIAC/ATO Temporary Visa Data Matching Project

Enables the ATO to:

  • protect the public revenue from potential abuse;
  • address potential fraudulent activities concerning refunds, tax system registrations, non-compliance with lodgment and debt payment through electronic bulk matching data; and
  • be more strategic in its approach to addressing and mitigating refund frauds perpetrated on the tax system.
7 December 2011 GN48 Marine Insurance Data Matching Program The objective is to identify individuals who have insured pleasurecraft with a value of $25,000 or more. This information, when combined with additional wealth indicators, will assist in identifying taxpayers whose net wealth is such that their affairs should be reviewed under the Highly Wealthy Individuals or Wealthy Australians programs.
22 February 2012 GN7 Coffee Supplier Data Matching Program

Enables the ATO to:

  • better understand the compliance behaviour in the coffee industry and identify entities avoiding their taxation obligations; and
  • apply a strategic approach to ATO administrative strategies, with the aim of encouraging taxpayers to voluntarily comply with their taxation and record keeping obligations.
22 February 2012 GN7 Building Industry Data Matching Program

Enables the ATO to:

  • better understand and address the compliance behaviour in the building industry and identify entities avoiding their taxation obligations;
  • determine whether it is appropriate to seek data from other building suppliers; and
  • apply a strategic approach to ATO administrative strategies, with the aim of encouraging taxpayers to voluntarily comply with their taxation and record keeping obligations
13 June 2012 GN23 Share Data Matching Program

Enables the ATO to:

  • address non-compliance with Capital Gains Tax, Income Tax and Goods and Services Tax;
  • check and assess the correct completion of share transactions;
  • provide education to entities confused with their obligations in relation to these types of transactions; and
  • be more strategic in its approach to ATO business activities.
4 July 2012 GN26 Dependent Spouse Tax Offset Data Matching Program

Enables the ATO to:

  • identify and address non-compliance with taxation obligations of taxpayers incorrectly claiming the dependent spouse tax offset; and
  • be more strategic in its approach to determining appropriate educational and compliance strategies to encourage voluntary compliance for the dependent spouse tax offset.
3 October 2012 GN39 Contractor Payments data matching program

Enables the ATO to:

  • identify and address the compliance behaviour of contractors who may not be correctly meeting their taxation obligations; and
  • be more strategic in its approach to determine appropriate educational and compliance strategies to encourage voluntary compliance for contractors.
7 November 2012 GN44 Motor Vehicle Data Matching Program

Enables the ATO to:

  • address non-compliance with lodgment and debt payment;
  • address the compliance behaviour of individuals and businesses buying and selling motor vehicles who may not be correctly meeting their taxation obligations, particularly to support identifying high risk non-lodgers, those with undeclared income and support, Luxury Car Tax, Fringe Benefits Tax and Fuel Schemes compliance verification. activities; and
  • be more strategic in its approach to determine appropriate educational and compliance strategies to encourage voluntary compliance for taxpayers to voluntarily comply with their taxation obligations.
14 December 2012 GN49 Credit and Debit Card Data Matching Program

Enables the ATO to:

  • better understand and address the compliance behaviour of taxpayers through the electronic bulk matching data to identify potential ATO administrative action; and
  • be more strategic in its approach to ATO business activities, with the aim of encouraging taxpayers to voluntarily comply with their taxation obligations.
14 December 2012 GN49 Motor Vehicle Data Matching Program

Enables the ATO to:

  • better understand and address the compliance behaviour of taxpayers through the electronic bulk matching data to identify potential ATO activity; and
  • be more strategic in its approach to ATO business activities, with the aim of encouraging taxpayers to voluntarily comply with their taxation obligations.
19 December 2012 GN50 Credit and Debit Card Data Matching Program

Enables the ATO to:

  • better understand and address the compliance behaviour of taxpayers through the electronic bulk data matching to identify potential ATO administrative action; and
  • be more strategic in its approach to ATO business activities, with the aim of encouraging taxpayers to voluntarily comply with their taxation obligations.
19 December 2012 GN50 Banking Transparency Strategy Data Matching Program The information collected will be electronically matched with certain sections of ATO data holdings to identify non-compliance with lodgment and payment obligations under taxation law. Approximately 50,000 offshore account records will be matched.
19 December 2012 GN50 Real Property Data Matching Program

Enables the ATO to:

  • address non-compliance with lodgment and debt payment through electronic bulk matching data to identify potential ATO activity; and
  • be more strategic in its approach to ATO business activities.
30 January 2013 GN4 Tax-free government pensions or benefits Data Matching Program

Enables the ATO to:

  • identify and address non-compliance with taxation obligations of taxpayers incorrectly claiming related dependent tax offsets; and
  • be more strategic in its approach to determining appropriate educational and compliance strategies to encourage voluntary compliance for those tax offsets.
30 January 2013 GN4 Local Government Payments (2011 and 2012 financial years) Data Matching Program

Enables the ATO to:

  • identify and test the correct taxation reporting by recipients of government payments across the local level of government; and
  • identify areas that require improved educational and compliance strategies to encourage voluntary compliance for recipients of government payments.
27 March 2013 GN12 WorkCover Data Matching Program

Enables the ATO to:

  • identify and address the compliance behaviour of contractors who may not be correctly meeting their taxation obligations; and
  • be more strategic in its approach to determine appropriate educational and compliance strategies to encourage voluntary taxation compliance by employers.
3 April 2013 GN13 Online Selling Data Matching Program

Enables the ATO to:

  • address the compliance behaviour of individuals and businesses selling goods and services via online selling sites who may not be correctly meeting their taxation obligations, particularly those with undeclared income and incorrect lodgment and reporting for Goods and Services Tax; and
  • take a more strategic approach in determining appropriate educational and compliance strategies to encourage voluntary compliance for taxpayers in the online selling market to ensure they meet their taxation obligations.
17 April 2013 GN15 Department of Immigration and Citizenship Temporary Working Visas Data Matching Program

Enables the ATO to:

  • improve existing risk detection models and treatment systems;
  • identify potentially new or widespread refund fraud methodologies and those entities controlling or exploiting those methodologies;
  • investigate and take steps to mitigate threats of non-compliance and fraud; and
  • develop and implement administrative strategies to improve voluntary compliance and address the identified risks posed by temporary working visa holders and employer sponsors.