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ATO considers tougher security controls as more victims of tax refund theft come forward

ATO considers tougher security controls as more victims of tax refund theft come forward

The Australian Taxation Office's second commissioner says the department is considering whether it needs to implement additional identification checks to stop thousands of tax refund dollars from being diverted to criminals who hijack people's identities.

  • Shared by The Sydney Morning Herald
  • November 23, 2015
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It comes after Fairfax Media revealed identity fraudsters were obtaining hundreds of tax file numbers every day and had targeted the ATO more than 11,000 times in the 2014-15 financial year in an attempt to steal tax refunds.

Read the full story at The Sydney Morning Herald.

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