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