The ATO has announced data-matching programs targeting Childcare Service and Educator Payments and taxable payments and grants from the Qld Government. The ATO said the programs help it identify non-compliance with lodgment and payments obligations under the tax law. Details of the programs are as follows:

  • Childcare Service and Educator Payments – the ATO says it will acquire details of entities receiving taxable Childcare Service and Educator Payments from the former Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR), now the Department of Education, for the 2011-12 and 2012-13 financial years. It is expected that records relating to more than 12,000 individuals throughout Australia will be matched under the program.
  • Qld Government Payments and Grants – the ATO says it will acquire details of entities receiving taxable payments and grants from the Qld Government for the 2010-11, 2011-12 and 2012-13 financial years from various State Government departments and authorities. It is expected that records relating to 5,000 individuals will be matched under the program.

[LTN 64, 3/4/14]