Contractor payments data matching program
The ATO has advised that it is continuing its Contractor payments data matching program.
It will acquire data from businesses that it visits as part of its employer obligations compliance program during the 2016/17, 2017/18 and 2018/19 financial years.
The data collected from businesses is used to identify contractors that may not be meeting their taxation obligations through:
- not registering correctly with the ATO;
- non-lodgment of returns;
- failing to report payments received; and
- not paying amounts of tax due to the ATO.
This is an ongoing data matching program and has been conducted for more than five years.