Fraud prevention and compliance - increased compliance for customers with earned income

This measure will increase the number of compliance reviews undertaken in 2013-14 as a result of data matching with the Australian Taxation Office.

Description of the measure

Data matching refers to checking information provided to the department by customers against information held by other agencies.

This measure will run from 1 July 2013 until 30 June 2014. It will involve an additional 19 000 compliance reviews of people who receive Centrelink payments who are at risk of incorrectly declaring income from employment.

Only those identified through data matching will be impacted by this measure.

Questions and answers

Who will be affected by this measure?

People who receive, or have received, income tested payments.

When will this measure start and finish?

This measure will start on 1 July 2013 and end on 30 June 2014.

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