AUSTRAC shares information with the ATO

Published on December 17, 2012 at 12:00 AM

AUSTRAC has recently highlighted the growing role of financial intelligence in tackling crime, including tax evasion. In 2011–2012, AUSTRAC reported that information sharing with the ATO assisted with over 3,500 cases that resulted in $252 million in additional tax assessments being raised. The year before, AUSTRAC reported that its information directly contributed to some 1,600 ATO investigations, leading to tax assessments of around $241 million.