Data Matching Programs
The Government has announced that it will request and collect information for the purposes of the following data matching programs.
Credit and Debit Card Data Matching Program
The ATO will request and collect data relating to credit and debit card sales of approximately 900,000 businesses for the periods from 1 July 2012 to 30 June 2014 from major banks and other financial institutions, including American Express and Diners Club Australia.
This data will be electronically matched with certain sections of ATO data holdings to help provide a more level playing field for those businesses which meet their obligations by identifying those who may not, for potential corrective action.
Injured Worker Data Matching Program
The Comcare Chief Executive Officer has announced that Comcare will request and collect from the ATO details of approximately 4,500 individuals who are currently receiving, or have received, incapacity payments in relation to a Comcare workers’ compensation claim for any period during the financial years 2009/10 through 2011/12.
Comcare will collect information reported by individuals to the ATO for each relevant financial year and utilise this information to ensure injured workers have received and continue to receive the correct level of entitlements from Comcare.