ATO Data Matching – Visa Holders Beware!

By Lainey Quinn - 13 Feb, 2018

ATO spotlight on Visa Holders, Sponsors and Migration Agents.

Visa Holders, Sponsors and Migration Agents beware: The ATO has recently gazetted a notice indicating their intention to conduct a data matching program. The ATO will request the records of approximately 20 million individuals from the Department of Immigration and border Protection for the years 2017 – 2020 inclusive.


Some of the information that will be handed over to the Australian Taxation Office includes:

  • address history for visa applicants and sponsors
  • contact history for visa applicants and sponsors
  • all visa grants
  • visa grant status by point in time
  • address history for migration agents
  • contact history for migration agents
  • all international travel movements undertaken by visa holders (arrivals and departures)
  • sponsor details

More information can be found from the Australian Taxation Office release HERE!

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