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ATO Data Matching - Visa Holders Beware!


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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