The ATO are reminding tax payers to be wary of phone scams. At the present time scammers are impersonating ATO employees and demanding payment for outstanding debts or offering an unexpected refund.
Phone scammers can be rather aggressive, forceful and at times threatening. They may tell tax payers that there is a warrant for their arrest, they are sending someone to collect the debt or offer to send a taxi to take them to a post office to make a payment.
The ATO would never do any of the above mentioned actions in relation to client debt matters.
For more detailed information relating to phone scams from the ATO, please follow the link below or call our office should you receive any out of the ordinary phone calls from the ATO.