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
- 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.