Please be advised that phone call scams are very common at tax time. If anyone calls you talking about rebates you are entitled to – they are scamming to get your bank details.

If anyone calls making threats about ATO investigations claiming to be from the ATO legal department – its an extortion scam and they will try to tough talk you into making a payment to get a non existent tax case against you dropped.

Its important to remember the ATO will never call demanding payments. They send out letters informing you of audits if applicable and if there was a mystery rebate you are entitled to your accountant should tell you about it.

Never give bank details over the phone or your TFN.

In both cases its nonsense, so if in doubt call Craig Shirley from CAS Accountants.

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Important Information:

This information was created and supplied to us by Craig Shirley of CAS Accountants.

Although supplied in good faith, many of the comments in this publication are general in nature and anyone intending to apply the information to practical circumstances should seek professional taxation advice to independently verify their interpretation and the information’s applicability to their particular circumstances.