Strengthening the Integrity of Welfare Payments
From 1 July 2015, the department’s compliance activities will be strengthened, with an additional 900,000 fraud investigations and compliance interventions over 4 years.
Description of the measure
A more streamlined and cost effective approach will be used to manage inconsistencies in income tax payment summaries and income declared to the Department of Human Services during the 2010-2011, 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 financial years.
This measure aims to deter fraud by:
- increasing the likelihood of fraudsters being detected
- automating and streamlining existing compliance activities
- prompting customers to self-report often and accurately