From August 2018, we’ll report certain payments to service suppliers to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO).
The department uses services from a range of suppliers across many categories. From August 2018, we now report some of the payments we make to suppliers. This includes payments we made from 1 July 2017.
If you have an Australian Business Number and we’ve paid you a grant, we report this amount to the ATO.
We also report if we’ve paid you for services including:
- advertising and media
- cleaning and maintenance
- design and printing
- interpreting and translating
- employment and recruiting
This doesn’t change your tax obligations.
We won’t report payments for the following services to the ATO:
- hire of goods
- software licences
- employee payments
We also won’t report payments made by credit card or to other government entities.
Read more about the rules for reporting payments on the ATO website.
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